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Ghaziabad: 100 rounds fired at BJP leader Brijpal Teotia's convoy

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 12 August 2016, 8:41 IST

At least 100 rounds were shot at senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Brijpal Teotia's convoy by unidentified gunmen on 11 August evening. The attackers had opened fire using AK-47 rifles at the leader's convoy in Ghaziabad. Five others were also left injured in the attack.

The 49-year-old leader was rushed to a Noida hospital. His condition is said to be serious. Teotia was travelling in his Scorpio SUV and was on his way to Ghaziabad when the attack took place on the outskirt of Delhi.

"The injured were initially admitted at a hospital in Ghaziabad from where, Teotia was referred to Fortis Hospital in Noida," NDTV quoted Meerut zone Inspector General Surjeep Pandey as saying.

Minister of State Mahesh Sharma met the leader and informed that his life is in danger, reported the channel.

The assailants, who fired from their Toyota Fortuner SUV, managed to flee from the spot.

According to NDTV, Additional Director General of Police Law and Order, Daljeet Chaudhary, said, "Rifles, AK 47 have been used in the attack. We are trying to arrest the culprits. Weapons used in the attack have been recovered."

First published: 12 August 2016, 8:41 IST