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Manya Surve

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Manohar Arjun Surve (1944 – 11 January 1982), better known as Manya Surve, was an infamous Indian urban dacoit and gangster in the Bombay underworld. His death in 1982 during an encounter with the Bombay police became known as the city's first recorded encounter killing. However, the spate of encounter killings only increased in the late 1980s and further rose after the 1993 Bombay bombings; a total of 622 alleged criminals were killed in police encounters from 1982 to 2004. Born in 1944, Surve moved to Bombay with his mother and stepfather. He was a B.A. graduate from Kirti College and formed a gang of students during his years there, due to the influence of his stepbrother Bhargav Dada. Bhargav was a feared thug from Agar Bazar in Dadar. In 1969, Surve was involved in the murder of a man named Dandekar, with his stepbrother, Bhargav and an associate, Manya Podhkar. The trio were soon arrested by Police Inspector E.S. Dabolkar and were subsequently sentenced to life imprisonment. While incarcerated at the Yerwada Central Jail in Poona, Surve developed a fierce rivalry with another gangster, Suhas Bhatkar a.k.a. "Potya". Annoyed by Surve’s terror tactics, the prison authorities had  ( Wikipedia article )

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1944

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