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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)