60-year-old Mohammad Shami was gunned down by assailants close to his residence near Mauaima police station, 40 km from Allahabad city, Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur said.
Mathur also added that Shami, a five-time president of the Mauaima block, was also allegedly involved in a number of criminal cases including cases of murder and dacoity. He also said that those named in the police complaint lodged by Mr Shami's family members will be questioned soon.
Shami was a long time supporter of the Samajwadi Party but had joined the BSP in 2016, after losing the Panchayat election.
Reacting to the murder, Mayawati said, Either BJP or SP in UP cannot control the law and order conditions. Yogi Adityanath is the CM now and being a mahant he will just communalise UP and won't be doing any development in the state.
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