Politician escapes armed attack

Lok Janshakti Party member Gajraj Singh escaped unhurt after two motorcycle-borne assailants shot at his car in south Delhi’s Neb Sarai during wee hours of Tuesday.

Gajraj of Khanpur village claimed he has been fighting against unauthorised constructions in his neighbourhood and alleged the attack may have been carried out by local builders.

According to police, Gajraj was returning home from office at South Avenue when the attack took place at 12.15 am. “He had left MP Flats at South Avenue around 11.45 pm on Monday and was passing through Neb Sarai when two men on a motorcycle stopped their two-wheeler in front of Gajraj’s Ambassador,” the official said.

After Gajraj’s driver was forced to stop the car, the assailants opened fire and fled from the spot. Gajraj then approached police.

He even received a call on his cellphone immediately after the attack. “The caller asked if Gajraj was alive,” Gajraj said in his statement to police.

The spot was inspected by a crime team of south district police that found a bullet hole on the car’s windshield. A case has been registered under wrongful restraint, criminal intimidation and act endangering life with Neb Sarai police station.

“We are investigating into the matter from all possible angles and verifying facts and allegations levelled by the victim. It may be a case of personal enmity,” a police official said.
Gajraj had participated in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi elections earlier this year, but had lost to Bahujan Samaj Party’s Shashi Pal at Khanpur ward.

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