UP: Orchard owner shot at for objecting to fruit picking

Muzaffarnagar, Apr 29 (PTI) A fruit orchard owner was allegedly shot at by some unidentified miscreants after he asked them not to pick peaches from his garden in a village in Shamli district if the state, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place on Tuesday in Kheda Gudai village under Thana Bhawan Police Station and the victim -- Harsh Beniwal was taken to hospital in a critical condition, police said.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the accused while police has been deployed in the area where the incident took place, an officer said. PTI CORR RHL