In a shocking incident, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijpal Teotia and six others were shot by unidentified assailants in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh late Thursday evening.
According to the police, unidentified assailants fired more than 100 rounds at the leader’s convoy.
Police said “the leader received five bullet injuries and was rushed to Fortis Hospital in Ghaziabad along with other injured. Their condition is said to be critical. Large amounts of ammunition, an AK-47 and two 9mm pistols were found from the crime scene.
"Police have seized sophisticated arms and ammunition from the crime scene. The Ghaziabad Police have launched an investigation at the spot, while Special Task Force and senior police officers will reach there soon," said the ADG, adding that their priority is to arrest and bring the assailants to justice.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma, who visited Fortis, Noida, where Teotia and the other six have been admitted, confirmed they were in critical condition, said, "Doctors are saying that they are trying to save his life. It is a matter of investigation, and police will look into it."
According to the sources, in spite of the BJP leader accompanied by 20 private gunners, the assailants attacked his convoy.
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BY M. DIVYA SRI