Noida: BJP leader Brijpal Teotia was shot at by unknown assailants on Thursday night in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh.
Teotia and five others, including his bodyguard, were injured after the criminals opened fire at the BJP leader's car.
All of them were initially rushed to a hospital in Ghaziabad but later Teotia was referred to Fortis Hospital in Noida as his condition was serious.
Teotia, who had contested the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from Muradnagar constituency, was on his way to Ghaziabad when the incident occurred around 7.20 pm at Raoli Road under Muradnagar police station.
Meerut zone IG Surjeep Pandey said that even though the police launched a chase, the culprits managed to flee.
According to police, more than 100 rounds of ammunition were fired.
Large amounts of ammunition and weapons, including an AK-47 and two 9mm pistols, were recovered from the attack spot, ANI reported citing police sources.
Rifles, AK 47 have been used in the attack, we will soon probe the case, ANI quoted Daljeet Chaudhary, ADG Law and Order, as saying.
"We are trying to arrest the culprits. Weapons used in the attack have been recovered," Chaudhary said.
Reacting to the attack, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said, "Brijpal's life is in danger. He has been taken to operation theater, doctors are trying to save him."