An area BJP leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Ferozabad district of Uttar Pradesh ahead of the November 3 Assembly bypoll in the realm, following which police have detained three individuals for questioning, an officer mentioned on Saturday.
D.Okay.Gupta, 46, was shot at in the Nagla Beech space on Friday night when he was returning residence after closing his store. He was rushed to a hospital the place he died.
The police mentioned three individuals have been detained for questioning primarily based on a grievance filed by Gupta’s household.
Among these detained is Viresh Tomar with whom Gupta had some rivalry, they mentioned, including that the duo even had an alternate of phrases on Facebook lately.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sachindra Patel mentioned, “All the angles are being thoroughly examined.”
“Yesterday night itself, police teams were formed and Viresh Tomar and two others were detained for questioning,” he added.
After Gupta’s killing, native residents staged a highway blockade in protest.
Senior cops reached the spot and a big quantity of safety personnel had been deployed in the realm which falls beneath the Tundla Assembly constituency, the place by-election will probably be held on November 3