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BJP leader shot: UP police arrest four people, main accused still at large

Updated: Aug 17, 2016 09:54 IST

Ghaziabad, Aug 17 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested four people in connection with the attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Brijpal Tevatia late Tuesday night.

However, the police says that the main accused is still on the run and a massive hunt is on to nab him.

The BJP leader last week sustained severe injuries after a gang of unidentified assailants opened fire at his SUV in Rawli Road when he was coming from Murad Nagar to Ghaziabad.

According to reports, Tevatia sustained about five gunshot wounds after his car was attacked at around 8 p.m.

The police recovered AK- 47, two pistols, one rifle and a large cache of ammunition used in the attack on the BJP leader.

Teotia was travelling with five others, including his bodyguards. All of them sustained bullet injuries.

Tevatia is said to be a confidante of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who has purportedly inquired about the incident from officials of the U.P. Police. (ANI)