Allahabad: Mohammad Shami, who resigned from the Samajwadi Party (SP) to join Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) just before the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh state elections, was shot dead in Allahabad district on Sunday night.
The brutal murder of 66-year-old Mohmmad Shami, who had earlier contested UP election as Samajwadi Party (SP) against Bahubali neta Raja Bhaiyya, took place hours after Hindutva hardliner Yogi Adityanath took his oath as Chief Minister of the state and promised to end the "Gunda Raaj".
Shami, shot dead by bike-borne assailants in the town of Mau Aima, died on the spot. The police arrived soon after and said five bullets had been fired at Shami.
Hours after a BSP leader was shot dead in Allahabad, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed DGP Javeed Ahmed to ensure that there was no laxity in improving law and order situation.
Official sources said Adityanath expressed concern over the incident and stressed that restoring law and order was the top priority of his government.
The UP Director General of Police (DGP) has been asked to hold video conferences with the District Magistrates (DMs) and the Superintendents of Police (SPs) of all the 75 districts of the state to take stock of law and order situation and other administrative issues, they said.