Two people were arrested today for allegedly killing the 36-year-old son of a former BJP MLA from Domariyaganj, police said. The incident today rocked the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council with the Samajwadi Party (SP) staging a walkout from the Council. Vaibhav Tiwari, the son of Prem Prakash Tiwari alias Gippy Tiwari, was shot dead outside Kasmanda apartment in Hazratanj area, barely 300 metres from the UP legislature building and the state BJP headquarters here on the night of December 16. The main accused, Suraj Shukla and Vikram Singh, who were absconding since then, were arrested by the city police today, ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said. Over the killing of the only son of the former MLA, the SP members raised concern over the “deteriorating” Law and Order situation in the state. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour, SP members including Naresh Uttam, Anand Bhadauria, Madhu Gupta, said the incident, which happened in a posh area of the city, reflected the situation in the state. Ahmed Hasan, the leader of the opposition, accused the government of turning a blind eye to the Law and Order.
Responding to the opposition, UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said, “Police is working very swiftly in this case.” Gippy Tiwari was BJP MLA from Domariyaganj in 1989, 1991 and 1993. Then in 2014 he went to the Samajwadi Party. In this year’s Assembly elections, however, he campaigned for the BJP.