A video of the murders reveals an area strongman and his confederate threatening the SP chief and his son earlier than taking pictures them useless.
- Last Updated: May 19, 2020, 11:40 PM IST
Lucknow: A Samajwadi Party chief and his son have been shot useless in broad daylight in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district on Tuesday following an altercation over a street constructed underneath the MNREGA scheme. The police stated two individuals have been later arrested.
A viral video of the homicide confirmed two males armed with rifles threatening SP chief Chhotelal Diwakar and his son Sunil, following which they shot useless the father-son duo. The video was recorded by one of many villagers current on the scene in Fatehpur Shamsoi village underneath Bahjoi police station in Sambhal.
One of the armed males in the video was recognized as Savinder, an area strongman. Local sources stated Diwakar and his son had gone to examine the street which minimize by way of a area in the village.
IG Ramit Sharma and SP Yamuna Prasad reached the spot and carried out investigations. An FIR was registered after a written criticism by Diwakar’s spouse.
Prasad stated the incident passed off underneath the Bahjoi police station space right here and the our bodies have been despatched for post-mortem.
Chhotelal Diwakar had contested the 2017 meeting elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket.
Following the criticism, the FIR was lodged towards eight individuals, together with two unidentified individuals, underneath related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), together with 302 (homicide), Prasad stated.
Two of these named in the FIR — Jitendra Sharma and Sharmendra Sharma — have been arrested. The others named in the FIR are Ramendra, Upendra, Gyandendra and Gajendra Singh, he stated. Efforts are being made to arrest the remaining accused, he added.
In a scathing response, the Samajwadi Party stated the Yogi Adityanath authorities had failed on the “law and order front”.
“The law and order situation in UP is in its worst state. Samajwadi Party leader Chhotelal Diwakar and his son were shot dead in broad daylight. The government has failed on the law and order front badly. I demand the immediate arrest of those involved. Also, Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia should be given to the kin of the deceased,” SP chief Ram Govind Chaudhary stated.
Former SP MP Dharmendra Yadav stated Diwakar was a devoted get together employee. He was given the get together ticket from the Chandausi Vidhan Sabha seat in the 2017 meeting elections, however the seat later went to the SP’s alliance associate.
Yadav accused the BJP authorities in the state and the police of sheltering criminals.
“After the murder of our dedicated worker today, it has been proved that police are sheltering the criminals, and members of the opposition party, especially the Samajwadi Party, are being targeted,” he stated.
(With inputs from PTI)