100 rounds fired at senior BJP leader Brijpal Teotia’s convoy in Ghaziabad, in critical condition
Senior BJP leader Brijpal Teotia was attacked yesterday by unidentified assailants who opened fire at his convoy in Ghaziabad. At least 100 rounds were shot using AK-47 rifles.
According to police, nearly four attackers in a Fortuner SUV opened fire at Teotia’s vehicle. Senior police officers of Meerut range rushed to the spot soon after the incident.
Meerut zone IG Surjeep Pandey, at around 7.20 PM, unidentified gunmen opened fire at Teotia (54) and others at Raoli Road under Muradnagar police station.
The BJP leader and five others were seriously injured in the incident, he said, adding that even though the police launched a chase, the culprits managed to flee.
The injured were immediately admitted at a hospital in Ghaziabad from where Teotia was referred to Fortis Hospital in Noida. Teotia has reportedly sustained at least five gunshot injuries in the incident.
Police suspect old enmity as the reason behind the crime.
“We have seized one AK-47, two 9 mm pistols and another rifle from the spot apart from a huge cache of used and live cartridges. Preliminary investigations suggest some old enmity. We are investigating all angles. We have also roped in the Special Task Force to nab the attackers. As per the updates we received, Teotia’s vital parameters were returning to normalcy," ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Singh Chawdhary said.
Teotia, who had contested the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from Muradnagar constituency, was on his way to Ghaziabad when the incident occurred.