Among India's 5 most feared and wanted rebels, this 'lady' tops the list

The land has given us prominent personalities in various fields be it entertainment, cricket, football, comedy and even 'Banditry'. Here is a list of five such dacoits who were feared even by their names! Though the nation term them as bandits, they preferred calling themselves 'REBEL'. 

Anab Mehdi
Published on: 8 July 2019 8:56 AM GMT
Among Indias 5 most feared and wanted rebels, this lady tops the list
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Lucknow: India has always remained a source of rich culture, background and history which is remarkable and unmatchable till date.

The land has given us prominent personalities in various fields be it entertainment, cricket, football, comedy and even 'Banditry'. Here is a list of five such dacoits who were feared even by their names! Though the nation term them as bandits, they preferred calling themselves 'REBEL'.

Daku Man Singh

Daku Man Singh, considered to be the Robin Hood of Chambal Valley, was believed to have committed 1,112 robberies and 185 murders during his time as a dacoit. His terror does not just end here! He is also convicted of killing over 32 officers! The police filed a number of cases against him for kidnapping and murder. He was murdered in 1955 along with his son while sitting under a Banyan tree by Gurkha troops.

Veerappan

Veerappan, also known as Koose Muniswamy Veerappan, was one of the most feared dacoits of all time. He was active in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala for over 30 years! He is believed to have headed an army of over a hundred dacoits that would defy the state authorities! Veerappan was charged for the killing of over 120 people and 2000 elephants and defied arrest for 30 years. He remained in an undisclosed location in hiding for 20 years until Operation Cocoon took place, that helped the police nab him and shoot him dead. His banditry started when he shot an elephant at 10 years of age.

Nirbhay Singh Gujjar

Nirbhay Singh Gujjar, a dacoit from Chambal, was famous for being the last dacoit of the region. He began banditry with small crimes like looting and soon graduated to kidnapping and murder. His life allegedly revolved around all sorts of crimes and women and is said to have access to the best ammunition of that time, including AK47 rifles and night-vision binoculars. He was killed by the police in 2005.

Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi, regarded as the most famous Indian bandit, was also called the Bandit Queen! She became a dacoit soon after being brutally gangraped. In 1981, she was responsible for the killing of over 22 upper-caste people, leading the 'Behmai Massacre'. She was arrested in 1983 and was charged for 48 crimes, only to be exonerated by the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government in 1994. She was shot dead in Delhi in 2001 by her rival bandits.

Sultana Daku

A rebel of the systems of capitalism and feudalism in Bijnore, Sultana Daku was a true Robin Hood. He would loot the wealth of the upper classes and would give them to the poor sections. He had a great impact on the British Raj in the early 20s of the 20th century and was feared by them. He was most recognized for his violent protests, but was captured by the government during one such protest against them and was further hanged to death.

Anab Mehdi

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