August 4, 2017
Deceased was an Ex BJP Leader of Minorty Cell.
Exposing the sad state of security in Madhya Pradesh Courts, an under trial former BJP minority cell leader was shot dead from close range by the rival gang members within the premises of Court of Chhindwara district in afternoon on Friday .
Located around 300 km from Bhopal, Chhindwara is Madhya Pradesh’s biggest district. This incident happened outside Court No. 17 at 2.15 pm, when the under trial Mohd Eklaq was being taken in Police custody to be produced in an attempt to murder case.
Suddenly 3 members rival Narendra Patel’s gang confronted the Eklaq Khan outside the court room. 1 man named Prashant Sahu, whipped out a pistol & took shots at Eklaq.
Eklaq sustained bullet injuries to his chest & head and slumped to the ground. 2 more bullets fired by Prashant Sahu hit the door of the court room.
Panic struck & there was utter chaos inside the court premises. However, the police managed to arrest Prashant Sahu & his aides.
Mohd. Eklaq was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared brought dead. The incident is seen as the fallout of gang war.
In May 2017, Eklaq, then a BJP minority cell member got arrested for attempting to kill rival gang leader & Shiv Sena member Narendra Patel.
The BJP had subsequently expelled him.