Tragedy strikes as BJP leader Anuj Chaudhary is fatally shot outside his Moradabad residence while on a walk with his brother. The incident highlights the dangers faced by public figures.
Tragic Incident Unfolds
Anuj Chaudhary, a 34-year-old BJP leader hailing from Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal, met a tragic fate when he was shot dead outside his residence in Moradabad’s Parshwanath Housing Society. The incident occurred on Delhi Road and involved three assailants on motorcycles.
CCTV Footage Captures the Attack
Surveillance footage captured the grim moment when Chaudhary and another individual were walking outside his apartment. The assailants, riding motorcycles, unleashed a hail of bullets upon him. The attack was swift, leaving bystanders stunned.
Victim’s Demise and Police Response
Chaudhary was rushed to Moradabad’s BrightStar Hospital by concerned relatives and neighbors, but he succumbed to his injuries. Police, including SSP Hemraj Meena, swiftly responded to the scene upon learning of Chaudhary’s death. An investigation is underway, and the body has been sent for post-mortem.
Political Association and Potential Motives
Known for his involvement in local politics, Chaudhary was associated with the BJP Kisan Morcha and had close ties to prominent BJP leaders. It’s reported that he had a conflict with Aniket, the son of the woman who won the post of Asmauli block chief in 2021. Allegedly, Chaudhary had threatened a no-confidence motion against the current block chief.
Family Allegations and Investigation
Chaudhary’s family has pointed fingers at political rivals, specifically naming Amit Chaudhary and Aniket. A case has been registered against four individuals, and police have formed five teams to apprehend the shooters. Chaudhary had reportedly informed Sambhal police about threats to his life, leading to his provision of gunners for protection.
Security Changes and Agreement Dispute
Despite his security detail, Chaudhary’s protection was reportedly withdrawn after the ruling party supported the current block chief. It was believed that an agreement had been reached to quell the rivalry between the two groups.
Anuj Chaudhary’s untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the political and local communities, highlighting the challenges and dangers faced by those in the public eye.