Ujjain: A local VHP leader was on Friday shot at
by unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants at Nagda in the
district, police said.
The incident occurred when the leader, Bherulal Daank,
who runs a newspaper agency, was distributing newspapers
himself as few of his employees had not turned up, City
Superintendent of Police (CSP) Satish Veenu told PTI.
Two or three unidentified motorcycle-borne youths fired
at him from a country-made gun and escaped, he said.
Daank was shot in the stomach and hand, and was taken to
the district hospital first but was shifted to Indore`s
Gokuldas Hospital after his condition deteriorated.
At present, his condition is stable and he is out of
danger, the officer said, adding that the reason for the
attack was not yet known.
Meanwhile, in view of the incident, the Ujjain District
Collector, M Geetha, has imposed section 144 of CrPC in
Nagada, as a precautionary measure.