BSP leader Mohammed Shami shot dead in Allahabad; Police initiate investigation

20 March 2017, 08:45 AM
Representative (File photo)
Representative (File photo)

Hours after swearing-in ceremony of new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mohammed Shami was shot dead in Allahabad on Sunday. Criminals fired many rounds of bullets on Mohammed Shami. A total of five bullets were retrieved from Shami’s body.

BSP leader and former block head Shami was murdered while he was getting back to his home. Shami had recently shifted from Samajwadi Party to BSP.

In 2012, Shami had contested election against Raja Bhaiya on Kunda seat in Pratapgarh. But, despite having SP’s ticket, he lost that election badly and couldn't even save his security deposits.

Shami’s supporters protested after his murder on Sunday night. They blocked Allahabad-Faizabad highway for some time as well. Police have initiated investigation into the matter. Nobody has been arrested in this matter so far. 

First Published: Monday, March 20, 2017 08:39 AM
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