BJP Minority Leader, Son Killed in Gujarat


Ahmedabad: The minority cell leader of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) Gujarat Iliyas Khan and his son were killed in a clash with rival faction on Saturday night, police said on Sunday.

As per reports, Iliyas, also a member of Haj committee, was attacked by a group led by his business rival Abbas Kachara, and stabbed brutally in Subhash Nagar area. “Pathan’s two sons Akbar and Asif rushed to rescue him. However, the two were also injured in the attack,” Gandhigram police station inspector R R Solanki said.

 “The trio was rushed to Wockhardt hospital where Iliyas and his younger son Asif died during treatment. His elder son Akbar’s condition was reported to be stable,” he said. Kachara was also injured in the clash and rushed to Sterling hospital, police said. An old business rivalry was stated to be the reason behind the clash, they said.

Security has been stepped up in the area to avoid any further flare-up, the police officer said.A complaint has been filed against Kachara, police said. Two people have been arrested so far.