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BJP leader shot dead in Uttarakhand

IANS  Dehradun, August 23, 2009
First Published: 15:21 IST(23/8/2009) | Last Updated: 18:57 IST(23/8/2009)

A member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was shot dead allegedly by his rival inside an Uttarakhand police station, an official said on Sunday.

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Kala Dungi block president Balwant Singh Kaniyal, who is also accused in a murder case, had a fight on Saturday evening with the accused. The official did not name the accused.

The two were called to the police station for questioning after a tiff between them.

The men started fighting again when the police official left the room. The accused took out his pistol and shot Kaniyal from a close range, the official said.

The BJP leader died on the spot and the accused has been arrested, he said.


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