UP: BSP Leader Mohd Shami shot dead by bike borne assailants in Allahabad pic.twitter.com/0hpitOPwjl— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 20, 2017
Shami died after being reportedly shot at five times. According to reports, a case has been registered against local leaders linked to BJP.
The incident took place in Allahabad's Mau Aima when Mohammed Shami was sitting outside his home, when he was fatally shot.
It is also learnt that Shami had recently joined the bahujan Samaj Party during the UP assembly election. Earlier, he was working for Samajwadi Party where he was a close aid of Mulayam Singh Yadav. Even when he was in working for Congress party, he was very close to late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Earlier this week, a report stated that son of Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Lalji Verma attempted suicide by shooting himself. The incident took place at his house in Akabarpur police station area of Ambedkar Nagar district.