Amit Jogi attacked, taken to Delhi for treatment
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Last Updated: Friday, June 24, 2011, 20:03
Damoh: Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi's son Amit was attacked allegedly by BJP workers last night injuring him seriously, following which he was air-lifted to Delhi from Jabalpur on Friday for treatment. Amit was having tea at Tendukheda in the district at the residence of former Nagar Panchayat President, Ram Kumar Sahu, when some persons stated to be ruling party workers arrived asking for the Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly, Ajay Singh, Congress sources said.

When they did not find Ajay and spotted Amit Jogi, who was about to board his vehicle, they attacked him and damaged the SUV, they said.

Besides Amit, his gunman Anil Chouhan and friend Sandeep Sahu were also manhandled.

Amit sustained serious injuries in his eyes following which he was rushed to Jabalpur and from there he was flown to Delhi for treatment, the sources said.

Amit had gone there to campaign for Congress candidate and his relative Tanya Solomon, daughter of former Minister Late Ratnesh Solomon whose death necessitated the by-poll in Jabera constituency.

Damoh's Superintendent of Police (SP) DK Arya told reporters that as per the Election Commission's directives, section 144 was imposed in the area and no outsider was allowed to remain in the constituency after the campaign for the Jabera assembly seat by-poll ended.

A case was registered against Amit for remaining in the constituency even after the campaigning ended under relevant sections while on the complaint of junior Jogi a case was registered against Vinod Gotiya, state BJP Vice President, and others for attacking him, the SP said.


First Published: Friday, June 24, 2011, 20:03

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