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Bihar BJP vice president Visheshwar Ojha shot dead in Bhojpur

Bihar BJP vice president Visheshwar Ojha shot dead in Bhojpur

According to an eye-witness, one of the gunmen sprayed bullets at Visheshwar Ojha - killing him instantly.

Bihar: In a shocking incident, the vice president of BJP in Bihar Visheshwar Ojha was gunned down by unknown assailants at Sonbarsa area in Arrah district in Bihar on Friday evening.

Sources said, the incident took place around 4.30 pm when Ojha along with other party leaders were travelling in the village in a Tata Safari.

His vehicle was intercepted by a group of assailants who were in a motorcycle. According to an eye-witness, one of the gunmen sprayed bullets at him - killing him instantly. He was declared brought dead in a local hospital.

Immediately all the nearby police stations were alerted and a massive combing operation has been launched to arrest the killers.

BJP National General Secretary and in-charge of Bihar, Bhupender Yadav expressed shock over the incident. "Shocked to learn about broad day light murder of Bihar BJP leader Visheshwar Ojha. My condolences go to the family," he tweeted.

The incident once again raised serious questions about the law and order situation in the state.

Senior BJP leader P. Muralidhar Rao, in-charge of Karnataka, tweeted, "Jungle Raj back to Bihar. BJP leader Sh. Visheshwar Ojha's murder points to increasing goondaism &failure of law and order under Nitish govt."

Earlier, state BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi and other central party leaders citing series of crime incidents including murder of two engineers in Darbhanga had raised the slogan of jungle raj-2 in the state.

Union Minister and LJP President Ram Vilas Paswan and Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi too had sharpened attack on law and order situation in Bihar.

So far no one has been arrested.

first published:February 12, 2016, 20:09 IST