Uttar Pradesh: BSP leader Mohammad Shami shot dead in Allahabad district

Posted March 20, 2017

Barely a few hours after Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mohammad Shami was shot dead in Allahabad on Sunday night.

The murder took place around 50 Kilometres from Allahabad.

Police have been deployed in large numbers to keep the situation under control. On the other hand, people are raising questions at the newly formed Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government for the incident.

Mohammad Shami had been chosen as a block head from Allahabad's Mau Aima a couple of times.

According to BSP sources, Shami had joined the Mayawati-led party after ending his long association with the Samajwadi Party past year, following his loss in the panchayat polls. "Adityanath is a known Hindutva fanatic who has a record of inciting communal violence, having a number of criminal cases pending against him".

Shami was a history sheeter.

A former Samajwadi Party leader, Shami had switched to BSP just before the Uttar Pradesh assembly election.

The police have put 2 teams along with crime branch to probe the case. Th police have however dispersed the protestors and have launched an investigation to nab the culprits.