Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police, HC Awasthi speaking to ANI. Photo/ANI
Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police, HC Awasthi speaking to ANI. Photo/ANI

Two held in connection with ex-BJP leader's murder in UP

ANI | Updated: Aug 11, 2020 19:33 IST


Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 11 (ANI): Two persons were arrested for allegedly killing former BJP district president Sanjay Khokhar while police are searching for the remaining accused, Director General of Police, HC Awasthi said.
According to the police, Khokhar went for a morning walk in the Chhaprauli area of Baghpat when he was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Tuesday.
"An FIR has been registered in the case. Those who have been named in this FIR were also involved in a case in 2020 and had attacked out of personal enmity. Two people have been taken into custody. We are looking for the rest," HC Awasthi said.

"This incident is from Chhaprauli area. If they worked effectively at the local level then this incident would not have happened. Therefore, the Inspector of Chhaprauli has been suspended," added Awasthi.
Earlier in the day, Superintendent of Police, Baghpat, Ajay Kumar said that the victim suffered two bullet injuries on his head and chest.
"Former BJP district president Sanjay Khokhar was shot dead this morning. During the morning walk he was shot by some people. Two bullets (on the head and chest) have been shot. Teams have been formed. Prima facie old dispute has come to light," Ajay Kumar said. (ANI)

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