There has been a stir in Vapi due to murder of a BJP leader. According to the information, BJP Vice President, Vapi Taluka Unit has been shot dead in Rata area of Vapi. Shailesh Patel had gone to temple to offer prayers with his family, while unidentified persons riding on bike came and fired few rounds at Shailesh Parmar, killing him in the incident. Immediately after his murder, accused ran away from the spot. Preliminary information suggests that the murder has taken place due to personal enmity in the past.
According to the information available, BJP Vice President Shailesh Patel used to visit Shiva temple every Monday with his wife. Today at around 7.15 am, he reached the temple with his wife. His wife went inside the temple for offering prayers, while Shailesh Patel was waiting for his wife sitting in the car. Suddenly four youths riding a bike came and opened fire on them. They fired four rounds at him. Shailesh Patel died on the spot after being hit by three bullets.
Shailesh Patel was immediately rushed to hospital, where doctors on duty declared him dead.
After informing Valsad district police and district BJP leaders about the incident, a convoy of BJP leaders and police reached the spot. Meanwhile, police has registered a case and undertaken a search for the accused.
The Police has formed different teams to inspect the spot and has started investigation in the surrounding area. Teams, including LCB, SOG are involved in the probe. Efforts have been undertaken to obtain CCTV footage of the area where the incident took place.