BJP leader shot dead by Congress man, sons outside Gwalior police station, land feud suspected

A ruling BJP leader was allegedly shot dead by an opposition Congress leader and his two sons outside a police station in Gwalior district, late Monday night. 

Published: 02nd May 2017 03:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2017 03:19 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BHOPAL: A ruling BJP leader was allegedly shot dead by an opposition Congress leader and his two sons outside a police station in Gwalior district, late Monday night. 
 
The alleged murder happened outside the Jhansi Road police station (450 km from Bhopal) at around 11.30 pm, just after the Gwalior BJP vice-president of Sawarkar division, Betu Pandey (30) exited the police station. 
 
A local Congress leader Purshottam Bhargava and sons Bunty and Kallu, who were armed with licensed weapons, confronted Betu Pandey and his brother just as the latter came out of the police station.
 
A verbal spat ensued after which the Congress leader’s group opened fire, killing Betu Pandey, but Pandey’s brother managed to nab Kallu as he was fleeing.
 
"One of the accused has been detained while a hunt is on for the others," Gwalior SP Dr Ashish told the New Indian Express on Tuesday. 
 
A feud between BJP leader Betu Pandey and Congress leader Purshottam Bhargava over a piece of land is seen as the cause of murder, sources from Jhansi Road police station said. 
 
Both, Betu Pandey and Bhargava have been involved in shady land deals in the past.

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