Bihar BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal shot dead; bandh called

A district level BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Danapur area in the district.

Published: 18th August 2016 12:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 08:58 AM   |  A+A-


PATNA: A district level BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Danapur area in the district this evening.

The assailants pumped four bullets in the body of Jaiswal in Gola Road area, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Danapur, Rajesh Kumar said, adding he died in a private hospital,

Two persons have been taken into custody in connection with the killing, he added.

Union Minister of State Ramkripal Yadav, who visited the home of the deceased, said the murder was a reflection of deterioration in law and order situation in Bihar.

The party has called Danapur bandh in protest against the murder, he said.

"Murder of Jaiswal in a busy place is enough to prove that criminals do not have any fear of law in the state under the Grand Secular Alliance government," he said.

Yadav, BJP MP from Patliputra, Danapur MLA Asha Devi and Digha MLA Sanjeev Chaurasia hit the streets in protest against the killing of Jaiswal.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp