UP: Salempur BJP MLA claims firing at car

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Gorakhpur (UP), Nov 17 (PTI) Salempur BJP MLA Kali Prasad claimed that some unidentified people opened fire at his car, shattering its rear windowpane.

No person was injured in the incident, police said, adding that at least six people have been detained in this regard.

The ruling party MLA from the state’s Deoria district claimed that the rear windowpane of his car was damaged in the incident that took place on the Bharouli-Salempur road on Monday evening.

The MLA was returning from a meeting of BJP workers at Chakrawa Bhordas village at the time of the incident. As soon as he reached near Barsipar village and crossed a religious procession, someone allegedly fired at his car from behind, police said.

Deoria Superintendent of Police Sripati Mishra said according to the MLA, some people were bursting crackers when his vehicle passed from there.

Police are probing the matter, he said.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case against unidentified people under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC.

No CCTV camera was installed nearby the incident spot, police said. PTI CORR ABN RDK RDK