A 35-year-old BSP panchayat member from Uttar Pradesh was allegedly shot dead by two helmet-clad men in south-east Delhi's Batla Hose on Monday. The deceased was identified as Dilshad who was living in Jogha Bai Extension in Jamia Nagar, said the Delhi Police.
Police were informed about the incident at 6.05 pm, following which Dilshad was rushed to Holy Family Hospital where he died during the course of treatment, said Chinmoy Biswal, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast).
Local enquiry has revealed that two persons, who were wearing helmets and were on foot, fired four rounds at him, he said.
According to Delhi police, two people identified as Fahad Khan and Farhan Ansari have been apprehended. The police added that Dilshad along with three others was an accused in an 'attempt to murder' case in Delhi's Jamia Nagar and was out on a bail since August 24. The two accused are relative and friend of Dilshad and were involved in the case. However, the police denied political links behind the murder and said that the two parties were involved in land dispute.
Delhi: Accused Fahad Khan and Farhan Ansari (left to right) apprehended by the police in the murder case of BSP member Dilshad in Batla House. pic.twitter.com/EN8cpHh4c9— ANI (@ANI) September 4, 2018
Dilshad is survived by wife, an eight-year-old daughter, two sons, aged seven years and seven months, respectively.
He was involved in real estate business in Okhla and was also connected to the Bahujan Samaj Party in Meerut, police said.