Unidentified gunman opens fire at Delhi BJP MLA
NEW DELHI: An unidentified gunman opened fire at
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Shahdara, Jeetendra Singh Shunty, outside
his house in east Delhi’s Vivek Vihar area early on Wednesday morning, police
said. Fortunately, Shunty escaped unhurt as the bullets narrowly missed him.
The whole incident was caught on CCTV. The incident
took place at around 5:30 AM when the man reached Shunty’s residence and
repeatedly rang the bell. “As Shunty went out to check, the man who was wearing
a helmet told him that he wanted to get some documents attested,” said a police
As the BJP MLA took the documents from him and was
about to go inside the house to attest them, the attacker whipped out a pistol.
Seeing the weapon, Shunty tried to prevent him from opening
fire and had a scuffle with him but the gunman managed to fire three to four
shots at him, which missed Shunty by a whisker, the official said.
The attacker then fled from the scene and police was
informed about the incident. The BJP MLA told police that he could not identify
the assailant as he was wearing a helmet. Delhi Police’s FSL and Crime Team
have reached the spot and begun investigation into the case.
Empty cartridges were recovered from the lane outside
Shunty’s residence where the incident took place. Senior officials including
DCP Ajay Kumar and Joint Commissioner Sanjay Beniwal have also reached the
crime scene. Investigators are also examining the CCTV footage for more leads
in the case.