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‘UP mein jungleraaj’: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad shot at in Saharanpur

According to report, Azad suffered injuries on Wednesday after his car was attacked by miscreants in Deoband area of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. In the initial videos, the window panes of Azad's car were seen broken. Asthe National president of Aazad Samaj Party was hit by a bullet pellet.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: June 29, 2023 6:26 IST
Chandrashekhar Azad's convoy attacked in UP
Image Source : INDIA TV Chandrashekhar Azad's convoy attacked in UP

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Wednesday had a narrow escape after the Bhim Army chief was attacked by armed men in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur District.

According to reports, Azad suffered injuries on Wednesday after his car was attacked by miscreants in Deoband area of Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. In the initial videos, the window panes of Azad's car were seen broken. As per initial reports, he was hit by a bullet pellet.

SSP Dr Vipin Tada says, "Half an hour back, the convoy of Chandra Shekhar Aazad was fired at by a few car-borne armed men. A bullet brushed past him. He is alright and has been taken to CHC for medical treatment. Police is investigating the matter."

The Bhim Army chief had been visiting an activist whose mother had passed away recently in the Deoband district. According to reports, he was on his way back when the attack took place.

According to reports, shrapnel entered his back. Chandrashekhar was given first aid on the spot and is now admitted to Deoband Government Hospital. Currently, he is out of danger. Meanwhile, the police are looking for unknown assailants.

As per police, the vehicle used by the attackers conveyed a Haryana registration number.

"The borders of the district have been sealed and a massive operation to track the assailant and their vehicle has been launched," said Superintendent of Police (City) Abimanyu Manglik.

The official added the Saharanpur police has additionally contacted its counterpart in connecting areas to look for their help in the work to nab the attackers.

The Aazad Samaj Party, which he founded in March 2020, is led by Aazad.

Highly condemnable and cowardly act: Samajwadi Party

The Samajwadi Party hit out at the state government over the episode, scrutinizing the lawfulness circumstance under the BJP rule.

"The murderous attack on Chandrashekhar Azad, National President of Azad Samaj Party in Deoband, Saharanpur, by criminals protected by power is highly condemnable and cowardly act.

When people's representatives are not safe under the BJP rule, then what will happen to the general public? Jungle Raj in UP!" SP president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav tweeted in Hindi.

Shivpal Singh Yadav, a senior leader of the SP, wrote in a tweet that the state's criminals' morale is so high that they "have started breaking all their limits."

In a Hindu-language tweet, he stated, "The opposition in Uttar Pradesh is now the target of both the government and the criminals."

He said the "deadly attack" on the Bhim Army chief is a commentary on the law and order situation in the state.

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