Communist leader Govind Pansare flown in to Mumbai for treatment


Govind-PansareCommunist leader Govind Pansare, who was shot at in Kolhapur four days ago, was flown for treatment to Mumbai.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is in Nagpur said the government arranged for air ambulance with two doctors from Nanavati hospital & necessary medication, to transfer Pansare to Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai.

The air ambulance carrying the critically injured Pansare left Kolhapur around 4 pm, an official said.

Pansare, who was in the forefront of anti-road toll agitation, and his wife Uma were shot by unidentified persons near their house in Kolhapur on Monday when they were returning from their morning walk.

Police are preparing sketches of the suspects on the basis of information provided by Uma, who is recovering and now able to speak.

Teams of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police are assisting the Kolhapur police into the probe on the attack on the couple.