Moradabad (UP): A district Samajwadi Party leader and editor of a local daily was shot dead by some unidentified persons while returning to his house, police said today.
Former city president Nasir Qureishi (50) was gunned down by unidentified persons near S Kumar chowk area while returning home late last night after visiting some friends, they said.
Nasir was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.
"Prima facie, it is a case of personal enmity. Any other cause behind the murder cannot be ruled out," SSP Sunil Gupta said, adding that three teams have been constituted to probe the matter.
Meanwhile, police has been deployed near the house of the deceased house to avert any untoward law and order situation.