Man accused of killing Samajwadi Party leader arrested | Kanpur News

Kanpur: Police have arrested the man accused of killing the Samajwadi Party (SP) leader on Friday from Gajner area of Kanpur Dehat in the early hours of Saturday. The accused is the district secretary of the Samajwadi Party in Kanpur Dehat. Police recovered a country-made firearm and a car from his possession.
After initial investigation, it came to fore that there was an altercation between the accused and the deceased. At the time of the incident the accused was allegedly in an inebriated state
Harsh Yadav alias Ishu (20), was the only son of Mahendravir Pratap Singh, a resident of Damodar Nagar. A student of LLB, he was the vice-president of Samajwadi Party Yuvjan Sabha of Kanpur Dehat.
“On Friday evening, while Harsh was sitting with his friends outside a liquor shop near Barra-2 vegetable market, accused Shivendra Pratap Singh alias Shivam Singh, a resident of Barra-2, Chhedi Singh Ka Purwa, arrived there in a car. Later, heated arguments ensued between the two over some issue after which Shivendra whipped out a firearm and shot Harsh in his temple and fled,” the police said.
Inspector Barra Ajay Seth said after questioning the people around the spot, it came to fore that the murder was committed by Shivendra Pratap Singh alias Shivam Singh of Barra-2, Chhedi Singh Ka Purwa.
The kin of the deceased told the police that Shivendra, the district secretary of SP’s Dehat unit, who had a criminal background, often used to harass Harsh, the vice-president of SP’s Yuvjan Sabha from Kanpur Dehat.
In the early hours of Saturday, the police team, with the help of a surveillance cell, traced the mobile number and arrested the accused from Gajner. The police recovered the pistol from which he had committed the murder and the a car.
“The accused, during interrogation, said that about an hour ago before the murder, Harsh’s car and his car had come face to face at Barra-2 Coaching Mandi Road following which both indulged in heated arguments, and left the spot. Later, he came to know that Harsh was sitting with his friends near the vegetable market. He went there and shot him. Harsh suffered serious injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed,” said Inspector Ajay Seth.
An FIR has been registered against the accused under various sections including murder and intimidation. The interrogation of the accused is still going on, the inspector added.

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