New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a shocking case of a double murder, a former MLA candidate of the Samajwadi Party (SP) and his son, were shot to death in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh. The double murder allegedly took place in the jurisdiction of Bahjoi police station, after a fight broke out over a work being done under MGNREGA scheme in the area.

There was a dispute over the construction of a road under the rural employment generation scheme MGNREGS in the village and Chhotelal Diwakar (50) and his son, Sunil Kumar (28), were shot dead, Superintendent of Police (SP) Yamuna Prasad said.

Superintendent of Police, (SP), Sambhal, Yamuna Prasad, as reported by ANI said, "Some work was being carried out under MGNREGA due to which some dispute happened. Two people have been shot dead. We will reach the spot of the incident to find more details."

The bodies have been sent for autopsy and a case will be registered soon, the police officer said, adding that some people have been taken into custody for questioning.

"Chhote Lal Diwakar (SP leader), pradhan of Sansoi village had some tussle with former pradhan over MGNREGA road work. Father&son died at spot in bullet firing. Body sent for post mortem,FIR being registered, 3 teams formed, some people detained&probe on," SP Sambhal said.

SP's district president, Firoz Khan said that the deceased, Chote Lal Diwakar, had been the party's candidate for the elections in 2017, from the Chandausi Vidhan Sabha, however, he did not fight the elections as the seat went to the coalition party. He also blamed local goons of the area for the murder.

Former Samajwadi Party MP Dharmendra Yadav condemned the incident and said Diwakar was a dedicated party worker.

Yadav accused the BJP government in the state and the police of giving shelter to the criminals. "After the murder of our dedicated worker today, it has been a proved that police is sheltering the criminals, and members of the opposition party, specially the Samajwadi Party, are being targeted," he said, as quoted by news agency PTI. 


(With Agencies Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan