Noida: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Brijpal Teotia, who was attacked by armed assailants in Ghaziabad on Thursday, is currently on life support.
Teotia is presently being treated at the Fortis Hospital in Noida.
According to Gagan Sehgal, Zonal Director, Fortis Hospital, the BJP leader was admitted to the hospital in critical condition with multiple gunshot injuries.
“Three surgeons have operated on him,” added Sehgal.
Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said it is the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government to deal with the issues of law and order.
Meanwhile, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Daljit Singh Chaudhary told media: "We`ve got many clues. We are also going through the matters of personal enmity. We will reach on to the conclusion soon and the culprits will be brought to book."
"As far as the progress of this case is concerned, the police are working on different lines. Till now, we have seized an AK-47, a magazine, cartridge, two pistols and a carbine. We have also seized the Fortuner car, which was used during the attack," he added.
The senior BJP leader sustained severe injuries after unidentified assailants opened fire on his SUV on Rawli Road while he was travelling from Murad Nagar to Ghaziabad.
Teotia sustained five gunshot wounds during the attack which occurred at around 8 pm on Thursday.
He was travelling with five other people, including his bodyguards. All of them were injured.
(With Agency inputs)