Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijpal Teotia has been admitted in a Noida hospital in a critical condition after on Thursday he and five others were shot at by unidentified assailants.
The assailants are said to have fired more than 100 rounds at his convoy at Muradnagar in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.
According to police, 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 injured were first taken to a hospital in Ghaziabad from where, Teotia was referred to Fortis Hospital in Noida.
Teotia, who had contested the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from Muradnagar constituency, was on his way to Ghaziabad when the shooting occurred.
Additional Director General of Uttar Pradesh Police (law and order) Daljit Singh Choudhury said the assailants were armed with AK-47 and other sophisticated weapons.
"Police have seized sophisticated arms and ammunition from the crime scene. The Ghaziabad Police have launched an investigation at the spot, while Special Task Force and senior police officers will reach there soon," said the ADG.
Union Minister Mahesh Sharma visited Fortis, Noida, where Tevatia and other six have been admitted in critical condition. He said, "Doctors are saying that they are trying to save his life. It is a matter of investigation, and police will look into it."