Allahabad, Mar 20: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mohammed Shami was shot dead by some bike-borne assailants here last night.
According to initial reports, the accused shot Shami near his house.
Shami was a history sheeter.
In the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Shami had contested against six times winner from the Kunda constituency Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias 'Raja Bhaiya'.
A case has been registered and the police is investigating the matter.
Further details are awaited.