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BJP Leader Shot At, Seriously Injured by Assailants in Kannauj Ahead of UP Panchayat Polls

Representative image (Reuters)

Representative image (Reuters)

The 48-year-old BJP leader Neeraj Pandey was shot at on Sunday night while he was returning home after seeking votes for a panchayat poll candidate.

A BJP leader was shot at and seriously injured by unidentified assailants in Chandapur area of the district, police said on Monday. The 48-year-old BJP leader Neeraj Pandey was shot at on Sunday night while he was returning home after seeking votes for a panchayat poll candidate. Superintendent of Police, Prashant Verma, said a case has been registered.

Pandey was initially admitted to the district hospital, and later referred to a Kanpur hospital. Four-phase panchayat polls in Uttar Pradesh will start on April 15.

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