BJP neta shot dead, Yogi gives police 24 hours to nab culprits

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MEERUT: A

former district president

of BJP was shot dead by unidentified assailants in UP’s Baghpat district on Tuesday.

Sanjay Khokhar

, district president for Baghpat from 2016 to 2018 and currently a member of the district planning committee, was out on his morning walk when he was shot multiple times. He died on the spot.
In a tweet, UP CM Yogi Adityanath expressed “shock and grief” on the murder and directed the state police to “crack the case with 24 hours, bring culprits to books and also establish the accountability in this case”. Chaprauli police station SHO has been suspended with immediate effect. Senior BJP members, including Union minister Sanjeev Balyan and

Muzaffarnagar

MP Satyapal Singh, visited Baghpat to condole with the family. Police said that personal enmity seems to the reason behind the murder. Meanwhile, Khokhar’s family has lodged an FIR against five people.
“We have constituted five teams to arrest the killers.

Prima facie

, it is the result of a personal enmity. We are in the process of investigating the role of potential rivals. We will catch the culprits within 24 hours,” said

Praveen Kumar

, IG (Meerut range). No arrests have been made so far.

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