Maharashtra: NCP leader from Pune district injured in firing

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Pune, May 31 (PTI)An NCP leader from Baramati in Pune district of Maharashtra was injured after he was shot at by two motorcycle-borne persons on Monday evening, police said.

The alleged incident occurred in Malegaon village when Raviraj Tawre (40), accompanied by his wife, was buying snacks from a shop in Sambhaji Nagar area.

Tawre's wife Rohini Tawre is a member of the Pune Zilla Parishad.

'As soon as Raviraj Tawre got down from his car to collect the snacks, two men on a bike fired at him. A bullet hit Tawre in his chest. He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Baramati where he is undergoing treatment,' a senior Pune rural police officer said.

A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.

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