Bhaskar News | Last Modified - Sep 09, 2012, 12:24 PM IST
Wasseypur, Dhanbad: Wasseypur has been witness to bloodbaths, power struggles, family feuds and gang wars rage over three generations. The coal state has been notorious for bloodbaths.
Gang war has once again returned to Wasseypur's Shamsher Nagar, with Fahim Khan's brother-in-law and Langda Chand Gang's attacking each other with bombs.
Three people have been wounded in the violence. Fahim gang's Pappu, alias Parvez Khan, has sustained severe head injuries and has been admitted to central hospital in a life threatening condition.
Heavy police force has been deployed in the area to prevent fresh violence.
Touted as one of the best gangster films ever to hit Bollywood, Gangs of Wasseypur had recently triggered a debate on the image of present Wasseypur and the one portrayed in the Anurag Kashyab movie.
The picture was a mirror to what really existed in Wasseypur. The film was based on real events of a gang war that has carried on for the past 60 years due to the emergence of a coal mafia in the post-Independence era.
The two real gangs of Wasseypur — a Muslim-majority locality in Jharkhand’s coal capital Dhanbad — have prepared for war after a long hiatus. Mobile phone intercepts of jailed ganglord Fahim Khan had earlier alerted the Jharkhand police to the possibility of a fresh gang war in the now not so nondescript locality of Dhanbad district, around 190km north of capital Ranchi.
Khan, who is in Hazaribagh jail, was heard talking to contract killer Sujit Sinha, lodged in Ranchi jail, for eliminating rival ganglord Saabir Alam.
(With additional inputs)