Maoists Shot Panchayat Chief In The Open In Gadhchiroli

Nagpur, Jan 29: Maoists on Saturday shot the taluka Congress chief and chairman of Bhamragarh panchayat samiti, Bahadur Shah Alam at pointblank range, when he had gone for tea at a shop.Three persons came on
maoists shot panchayat chief in the open in...
India TV News Desk January 29, 2012 9:08 IST

Nagpur, Jan 29: Maoists on Saturday shot the taluka Congress chief and chairman of Bhamragarh panchayat samiti, Bahadur Shah Alam at pointblank range, when he had gone for tea at a shop.

Three persons came on the spot and began firing at him, after which they fled to the jungles of Gadhchiroli.

Fortyfive-year-old Bahadur Shah Alam had been working for peace in the area, Congress leaders said. He was popular among the tribals.

District panchayat elections are due on Feb 7 in Bhamragarh, and Bahadur Shah was one of the candidates.

 
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