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Ranjeet Bachchan Murder case: Man who shot the Hindu outfit leader nabbed from Mumbai

Ranjeet Bachchan, who had founded the Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha, was shot in the head multiple times and his cousin Aditya Srivastava injured in the attack by an unidentified attacker.

Ranjeet Bachchan Murder case: Man who shot the Hindu outfit leader nabbed from Mumbai
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On Wednesday, a joint team of Mumbai police and the special task force (STF) arrested a man, who they suspect is shooter of Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha leader Ranjeet Bachchan. The man was arrested from Mumbai in connection with the murder.

According to reports, the Mumbai connection of the accused emerged after call details of Bachchan's relatives were scrutinised. Post this, a team nabbed the shooter on February 5, Wednesday. The accused had allegedly gone into hiding in Mumbai after the incident.

In the meantime, as per police sources, once the shooter was arrested, two other persons were also taken in custody from neighbouring areas. Now the joint team will reach Lucknow on Thursday.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Lucknow Police had detained four individuals in connection with the murder of the Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha leader, who was shot dead while he was out on a morning walk in Hazratganj.

The four were detained by the Special Task Force of the Lucknow police from Gorakhpur and Raebareli.

Who was Ranjeet Bachchan?

Ranjeet Bachchan, 40, had founded the Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha. He was shot in the head multiple times and his cousin Aditya Srivastava was injured in the attack by an unidentified attacker. Reportedly, the assailant had also snatched their mobile phones.

Originally from Gorakhpur, Bachchan started his political career with the Samajwadi Party. He organised statewide cycle campaign tours for the party between 2002 and 2009 for which he was felicitated by SP chief, Akhilesh Yadav. But as per the party members, his interest in the Samajwadi Party began diminishing in 2014 because of his Hindutva ideology and therefore, he went joined the Hindu Mahasabha.

He left the Hindu Mahasabha after two years and floated his own outfit, Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha, after he was overlooked for the post of state chief.

According to the police, the attacker had covered himself in a shawl and was on foot. After the attack, the police released CCTV footage showing a suspect and announced a cash reward of ₹50,000 for providing information. 

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