Shots fired outside BJP MLA's Mayur Vihar office

Shots fired outside BJP MLA's Mayur Vihar office

Unidentified assailants fired at a BJP legislator’s office in Mayur Vihar in the wee hours of Sunday. Police have recovered two empty cartridges from the spot.

The incident was reported from Sunil Kumar Vaidya’s office in Trilokpuri at 1.30 am on Sunday. “No one was injured. The 35-year-old was at his nearby house,” a police official said.

The police control room got a call that a shot has been fired in the locality. A police team rushed to the spot, after which it was confirmed that shots were indeed fired towards the door of Vaidya’s office. “Two empty cartridges were also found nearby,” the official added.

Police are clueless about the incident as no witnesses were found. “We are questioning Vaidya and his supporters to unearth the mystery. We suspect a case of personal enmity,” the official said.

Vaidya also visited the spot after he was informed by his party workers. A case has been lodged under Section 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code against unknown persons with Mayur Vihar police station.

In June, Vaidya and BJP MLA Karan Singh Tanwar had held a protest outside chief minister Sheila Dikshit’s office, demanding strengthening of security cover provided to them. Vaidya had claimed that his family has been targeted six times in the last three years, and despite demanding security he did not get it.

Vaidya was also assaulted and robbed while he was on a visit to New Ashok Nagar in January 2010.

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