Gufran Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Death Cause: Encounter
Age: 27 Years
Death Date: 27/06/2023


Full nameMuhammed Gufran [1]ANI News
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 7”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1996
BirthplaceVillage Puranpur Pathkhan, District Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh State, India
Date of Death27 June 2023
Place of DeathKokhraj, a village in Sirathu Block in the Kaushambi District of Uttar Pradesh
Age (at the time of death) 27 Years
Death CauseEncounter [2]Hindustan Times
HometownPratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh
Relationships & More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Not Known
Wife/SpouseNot Known
ParentsFather- Rizwan
Mother- Name Not Known


Some Lesser Known Facts About Gufran

  • Gufran was an Indian criminal, known for engaging in various illegal activities such as robbery, murder, extortion, and theft. He was a gang leader who operated in different parts of Uttar Pradesh.
  • In 2023, Gufran was involved in 13 criminal cases, which included seven cases of murder, attempted murder, and theft. Alongside his gang, he carried out unlawful activities in the districts of Pratapgarh and Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh for several years. Some of his gang members are currently in prison. There were also suspicions of Gufran being connected to the IS-227 Ateeq gang.
  • On 24 April 2023, Gufran committed an armed robbery at a jewellery store “Saresham Jeweler” in Pratapgarh, where he stole valuable items and shot a man. Among his other criminal cases, on 15 May 2023, a young man named Tanveer was murdered near a cemetery in Mahuar village, which fell under the jurisdiction of Kotwali Nagar Police Station. Police Superintendent Satpal Antil of Pratapgarh formed teams to apprehend the individuals responsible for the incident. The police successfully arrested four members of Gufran’s gang, but Gufran himself managed to escape due to geographical circumstances.
  • During the arrest, the police recovered a sum of 1,50,000 rupees, which was associated with various robbery cases. They also confiscated two mobile phones belonging to gang members, three mobile phones belonging to the accused, an illegal .32 caliber pistol with two live bullets, an illegal .315 caliber pistol with one live bullet, and another .315 caliber pistol. [3]Rubaru India
  • During the investigation, the apprehended individuals admitted to being members of Gufran’s gang, with Gufran managing to escape capture. They confessed to engaging in theft and robbery, using the stolen money to meet their daily needs. They had even planned to rob a petrol station before being arrested. When questioned about the money and firearms found in their possession, they revealed that Gufran, along with other gang members, was responsible for the murder of Tanveer. The motive behind the killing was the accused’s dissatisfaction with the news of Tanveer’s upcoming marriage to a close friend of one of the gang members.

    Gufran's gang members arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police

    Gufran’s gang members arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police

  • On 1 September 2023, Gufran and his gang committed another murder. Their target was a man named Tantrik Lalta Prasad. According to the local police, Anil Kumar Mishra from Balipur allegedly hired contract killers to murder Lalta Sharma. Mishra was frustrated with Sharma’s constant demands for more money. Mishra had sought Sharma’s help in treating his wife, who had been unwell for several years. Mishra claimed to have already paid Sharma a sufficient amount, but Sharma continued to demand more money despite his wife’s lack of improvement. Mishra also accused Sharma of having malicious intentions towards his wife and intruding on their household without invitation.
  • During police interrogation, Mishra admitted to plotting the scheme to eliminate Sharma. He contacted a contract killer named Shahzad Alam, also known as Bhaiya, who demanded Rs 2.5 lakh for the murder. Mishra paid an advance of Rs 50,000 to Alam. The police revealed that Alam and his four accomplices initially planned to carry out the murder on Rakshabandhan, but changed their plans upon seeing many visitors at Sharma’s house. Later, Gufran visited Sharma’s house under the pretence of seeking treatment for his sick brother. However, Lalta Sharma declined to accompany him, stating that he had to travel to Mumbai for work. On 1 September 2023, the four hired killers returned to Sharma’s house. Gufran convinced Sharma to ride on his motorcycle, claiming it was for further treatment. Ultimately, Gufran shot Sharma near a canal, resulting in his death. [4]The Times of India
  • In June 2023, a reward of Rs 50,000 was announced for information leading to the arrest of Gufran, which was later increased to Rs 100,000 on 24 June 2023. The local police reported a robbery that occurred on 24 April 2023, in Pratapgarh. CCTV footage captured Gufran during the incident, as he looted a shop. As a result, the Prayagraj police offered a reward of Rs 100,000 for information leading to Gufran’s arrest, while the Sultanpur police offered a reward of Rs 25,000.
  • On 27 June 2023, a significant event took place in Kokhraj, a village in the Sirathu Block of the Kaushambi District in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Police had a confrontation with Gufran during an operation led by the Special Task Force (STF) at around 5:00 am. Amitabh Yash, the additional director general of the STF, reported that Gufran sustained a gunshot wound as a result of crossfire during a confrontation. The STF team had surrounded Samda Sugar Mill when Gufran opened fire. The gunfire continued for approximately 20 minutes. During the exchange, Gufran was hit by a bullet in the jaw and fell to the ground. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, where doctors declared him dead at around 6 am. As part of the operation, the STF team recovered a 9mm carbine and a .32 bore pistol from Gufran’s possession. While addressing the media, the local police said,

    We were trying to trace him (gangster Gufran) for a while. After we reached Kaushambi to nab him, he opened fire to which we retaliated. He was shot in the firing and subsequently was shifted to the hospital, during which he succumbed to his injuries.”

    The place where Gufran was encountered

    The place where Gufran was encountered

  • According to STF CO DK Shahi, they received a tip-off about Gufran’s presence near the toll plaza in the Kokhraj area. In response, the STF team swiftly mobilized and surrounded the Kokhraj area at 4:40 am. As soon as Gufran caught sight of the police, he made an attempt to flee on his Apache motorcycle towards Manjhanpur. The STF team immediately initiated a pursuit to apprehend him. [5]Hindustan Times

    Gufran's motorcycle

    Gufran’s motorcycle