GHAZIABAD: A Muslim leader of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was shot dead in Loni town of Ghaziabad district.
Shabbir Hussain Zaidi, who took voluntary retirement from the UP Police where he was a sub-inspector to join the party, was on a morning walk in Uttaranchal residential colony when waiting assailants opened fire at him. He was rushed to the GTB hospital in Delhi where doctors declared him dead.
Loni Border SHO Shailendra Pratap Singh said that “the incident seems to be linked with a property dispute since Zaidi was engaged in property dealing business”.
This is not the first incident to have occurred this month. Earlier this month, a Muslim family was brutally attacked in their house in Gurugram by extremists belonging to the ruling party of India.