BJP leader murder: Guilty will not be spared, says Akhilesh Yadav

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Lucknow, Jun 8: Promising swift action in the murder of BJP leader Vijay Pandit in Gautam Buddha Nagar, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the culprits will not be spared. The CM said that anyone found guilty in the incident would not be spared.

Akhilesh directed senior officials to reach the spot and thoroughly investigate all aspects of the case, a home department spokesman here said.

"Last night till 3am, we were monitoring. Very senior officials, IG (Noida Zone) Alok, DIG, DM have gone there", Deepak Singhal, Principal Secretary in the Uttar Pradesh Home Department, said.

"It's a saddening incident but the administration and our CM has decided to firstly take the law and order situation under control and secondly to arrest those responsible as soon as possible and take strict action", Singhal added.

BJP leader and Dadri Nagar Panchayat Chairman Geeta Pandit's husband Vijay Pandit was shot dead by four assailants in Dadri area yesterday night.

His supporters torched 16 vehicles near Dadri police station and pelted stones at a police team.

Police had to resort to aerial firing to control the mob. The clashes between the two sides continued till late last night.

Four persons were today detained for questioning in connection with Pandit's murder.


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