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Uttar Pradesh: BJP Leader Aide Allegedly Shoots Man Dead In Presence Of Official,Adityanath Suspends SDM
A sizeable police force has been deployed in the village to maintain law and order, police said.
Uttar Pradesh: BJP Leader Aide Allegedly Shoots Man Dead In Presence Of Official, Adityanath Suspends SDM
New Delhi: In eastern UP on Thursday a man was shot dead,allegedly by a BJP leader, and six others were injured in firing and brick batting during an open meeting convened for the allocation of two fair price shops in Ballia district, said the police.
A police officer said that the incident took place in the presence of the SDM and the circle offcier in the panchayat Bhavan at Durjanpur village under the Revati police station miles, about 150 km east of Varanasi.
The UP government in a statement said that Chief Minister Adityanath has taken cognizance of the Ballia incident and directed that the SDM, CO, and the police personnel on the spot be suspended immediately and the action against the accused will be taken.
The Superintendent of Police Devendranath said one Dheerendra Pratap Singh opened fire and the bullet hit Jaiprakash Pal. Pal was rushed to hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Dheerendra Pratap Singh was associated with the BJP, claimed the locals and a BJP leader confirmed it. Singh is the Ballia district unit president of the BJP's Sainik Prakosht as per the BJP MLA Surendra Singh, who represents Bairia constituency in Ballia.
An officer said the injured were admitted to the government hospital at Sonbarsa in Ballia. A heavy police force has been deployed in the village as a precautionary measure, case was registered against eight people by name and 25 others who were unidentified following a complaint by the deceased’s brother Chandrama Pal.
The injured include Narendra Singh, 45, Aradhna Singh, 45, Dharmendra Singh, 40, Rajendra Singh, 45 and two others.