Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of Bhim Army, was targeted in an attack in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Unidentified assailants fired four rounds at his convoy from a car.
Chandrashekhar Azad, the chief of Bhim Army, was targeted in a shooting incident in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: India Today)
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad was shot at during an attack on his convoy in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The incident occurred while he was leaving a supporter’s home after attending a ritual.
Azad, along with his younger brother and others, was targeted by armed men in a white Maruti Swift Dzire with a Haryana license plate.
Four rounds were fired, with one bullet hitting Azad on his back. He was promptly taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, and his injuries are not severe.
The police are investigating the matter, and Azad’s supporters have condemned the attack, describing it as a cowardly attempt to hinder the Bahujan Mission Movement. They have demanded strict action against the perpetrators involved.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav strongly condemned the attack on Chandrashekhar Azad, expressing concern about the safety of public representatives under the BJP rule in Uttar Pradesh.
He raised the question of what would happen to common citizens if even the elected officials are not secure. Yadav referred to the incident as a manifestation of “Jungle Raj” in Uttar Pradesh.