Ranchi, March 21 (IANS) An ex-Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad and three others were killed in suspected gang war in Dhanbad on Tuesday evening, police said.Also Read - Dhanbad Judge Death Case: CBI, IB Not Helping Judiciary at All, Says SC; States Asked to File Report on Security

“Four persons, including former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh, have been killed in a shootout in Dhanbad district. A Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate the incident,” Jharkhand Police spokesperson R.K. Mallik told IANS. Also Read - Jharkhand Judge Death: Matter Raised in Supreme Court After CCTV Clip Surfaces; Brazen Attack on Judiciary, Says Bar Body

Some unidentified criminals fired indiscriminately on a vehicle, in which Neeraj Singh and three other persons were travelling, near Steel Gate of Dhanbad. According to police sources, an AK-47 was used in the firing. More than 20 bullet marks have been found on the vehicle. Also Read - Video: Dhanbad ADJ Killed By Auto, Police Launch Murder Probe | WATCH

Police said it could a fallout of a gang war.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been deployed in the city for security reasons.

This is published unedited from the IANS feed.