Brahmeshwar Singh

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Brahmeshwar Singh
13 March 1947
Died (2012-06-01)1 June 2012 (aged 64 or 66)
Known for Unknown
Criminal penalty Unknown


Brahmeshwar Singh (13 March 1947– 1 June 2012) also known as Mukhiyaji , was head of the upper-caste Ranvir Sena in Bihar, India. On 1 June 2012, he was killed by unidentified gunmen.

Ranvir Sena, arrest, and acquittal

Brahmeshwar Singh ''Mukhiya'' hails from Bhumihar family and became the leader of the Ranvir Sena soon after it was formed in 1994. Singh was suspected of being involved in the killings of hundreds of people who either were naxalite extremists themselves, or were sympathetic to people from or were involved in the recruitment of people from poor background into naxalite organizations. In 2002, Singh was arrested on "carnage" charges, for which he faced the possibility of life imprisonment. He spent nine years in jail awaiting trial and was released on bail and then later acquitted for insufficient evidence.


On 5 May 2012, Singh founded the Akhil Bharatiya Rashtravadi Kisan Sangathan, an organization that Singh said would assist farmers and other manual labourers.His organization stated that they fought against naxalites in Bihar but there were no evidences of this statement it caused him trouble as it became very controversial matter, but later he got relief in some cases.


On 1 June 2012, Singh was on a morning walk near his home in Arrah, Bihar. Reportedly, around six armed men shot Singh several times. The killing resulted in public unrest and severe rioting. Several thousand people burnt the circuit house, Block Development Officer's office, and several government vehicles; damaged railway offices; and stopped the trains on the Howrah-Patna-Delhi route.Protest in Bihar took place and situation of curfew was created in a few parts of Bihar.