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Former BJP minority cell leader shot dead in Madhya Pradesh court

When the police were taking Mohammed Ikhlaq towards the court room, one Prashant Sahu fired at Ikhlaq killing him on the spot.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: August 5, 2017 3:54 am
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A former office-bearer of the BJP’s minority cell, who was facing trial in an attempt to murder case, was on Friday afternoon shot dead from a very close range on the premises of a district court in Chhindwara.

Ikhlaq Qureshi was being taken to a courtroom when one Prashant Sahu, who was waiting on the spot with two accomplices, fired three shots at him from a pistol, killing him on the spot. Sahu and Dharmendra Malviya, who was carrying a knife, belong to a gang led by Shiv Sena leader Narendra Patel, police said. The two were immediately held while police are looking for the third accomplice.

Ikhlaq had allegedly attacked Patel on May 17 and was booked for attempt to murder. DIG (Chhindwara Range) G K Pathak said that Ikhlaq faced several criminal cases, including murder and attempts to murder, and the attack was a case of inter-gang rivalry. Tension gripped the town as Ikhlaq’s relatives and some other people gathered outside the district hospital where the body was brought for postmortem. Chhindwara Collector J K Jain said the situation was tense but returned to normal after some time.

BJP MLA from Chhindwara Chaudhary Chandrabhan Singh said that Ikhlaq was expelled from the minority cell after his alleged involvement in the attempt to murder case.

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  1. B
    Aug 4, 2017 at 7:41 pm
    Muslims are better advised to be neutral and work for self education and progress establishing hospitals and social centres for masses. BJP can never be beneficiary to them as per ideology. See there is no cabinet minister in centre. They need show boys to work as shield against their own fellows and use against overall interests. The condition of muslims is bad to worst and hatred is so high that mob turns voilent on even minor issue or false propaganda. They have no systematic ins ution like RSS who can counter all offenses and even if they form some group it shall be declared as terrorist group.