Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha leader shot dead in Lucknow

Last Updated: Sunday, 2 February 2020 (10:56 IST)
Lucknow: Ranjit Bachchan, the leader of political organisation called Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha, was shot dead on Sunday morning in the Hazratganj area of the Uttar Pradesh capital.

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Bachchan, international president of the outfit, was shot dead at 0700 hrs when he was out for a morning walk along with his friend, police said.
 
Police said that two criminals came on a motorcycle and fired on Bachchan and his friend. While Bachchan died on the spot, his friend was wounded.
 
A manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits.
 
Ranjit had completed his 40 years on Saturday, when a programme was held at a government housing complex, where he called upon the Hindus to unite for Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens (NRC).
 
The leader, a native of Gorakhpur, was also a cyclist and had visited several countries. He was associated with Samajwadi Party in the past.
 
His wife Kalandi Sharma is a BJP leader. She alleged that minority community people have killed her husband. (UNI)