Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijpal Teotia and five others were seriously injured when they were attacked by armed assailants here on Thursday.
According to NDTV, the assailants fired at least 100 rounds using AK-47 assault rifles during the attack on Teotia.
According to Meerut zone IG Surjeep Pandey, at around 7.20 pm, unidentified assailants came in a car and opened fire at Teotia 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 initially admitted at a hospital in Ghaziabad, from where Teotia was referred to Fortis Hospital in Noida, the IG said.
According to NDTV, Minister of State Mahesh Sharma said, “His life is in danger. He has been taken to operation theatre.”
Teotia, who had contested the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from Muradnagar constituency, was on his way to Ghaziabad when the incident occurred, he added.