Vishva Hindu Mahasabha Leader Ranjeet Bachchan Shot Dead In Lucknow (Photo Credit: Facebook)
Vishva Hindu Mahasabha state president Ranjeet Bachchan was shot dead in Lucknow by unknown assailants on Sunday. The horrific incident took place when Ranjeet Bachchan was on a morning walk along with his brother near the Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) building in Lucknow’s Hazratganj. The shootout in the Uttar Pradesh capital's central area has caused tension in the area.
According to the sources, the bike-borne assailants opened fire on him and killed him on the spot. The Mahasabha leader was shot in the head multiple times. In the firing, Ranjeet’s brother also suffered bullet injuries. He has been rushed to the trauma centre.
“Ranjeet Bachchan (40) was killed in an area which falls under the jurisdiction of the Hazratganj police station,” the news agency PTI quoted a police official. He further added that the killing prima facie appears to be a fallout of some family dispute, but the police are investigating all possible angles.
Soon after the incident came in light, the Samajwadi Party slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led government over the law and order situation in the state and demanded immediate resignation of the government. It is to be noted that Ranjeet Bachchan was a resident of Gorakhpur and was earlier associated with the Samajwadi Party.