Assailants on bike shoot at TV journo in his Gzb home
Ghaziabad: Two bike-borne men barged into the residence of a TV journalist here on Sunday and shot him in the stomach and right hand following which he was rushed to a hospital, a police officer said.
Anuj Chaudhary, who works with a Hindi news channel, is the husband of a BSP councillor and cops are looking at past enmity as being a motive behind the crime, he said.
Senior Superintendent of Police, Vaibhav Krishna, said two bike-borne assailants, who were wearing helmets, barged into the scribe's residence and fired at him. "The firing incident occurred due to old enmity," Krishna said.
Chaudhary's wife Nisha was elected a councilor on a BSP ticket, according to a police officer. The injured scribe was rushed to a nearby hospital where he is undergoing treatment, he said.
Chaudhary had just returned home after a visit to Razapur village, where road construction work was on, the officer said. "The family members have identified the assailants, though a complaint is yet to be received," he added.
"We are collecting closed-circuit television footage from the area. A team will be formed to arrest the culprits," SP City Akash Tomar said.
"We told Kavi Nagar Inspector Samarjit Singh that Rs 10 lakh had been paid to sharpshooters to eliminate Anuj, whose wife Nisha Chaudhary is a local councillor from the Bahujan Samaj Party. However, the crime was committed even though the information had been passed on to authorities concerned," claimed Anuj's brother-in-law Deepak Tomar.