Two sharp shooters arrested for attack on Teotia

Sharp shooters involved in the attack on senior BJP leader Brijpal, five others have been arrested, police said.

Published: 20th August 2016 12:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th August 2016 12:20 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

GHAZIABAD: Two sharp shooters involved in the attack on senior BJP leader Brijpal Teotia and five others here have been arrested, police said today.

The two shooters identified as Abhishek and Gaurav (both in mid twenties) were arrested by a joint team of police personnel near Guldhar village, Senior Superintendent of police K S Emmanuel said.

The duo was arrested following a tip off, he said.

Two semi-automatic pistols with cartridges and the motor cycle used in the shooting incident have also been recovered from their possession, he added.

Both the youths carry Rs 15,000 reward on their heads, participated in firing , the police officer said.

The attack on Teotia took place at Raoli Road under Muradnagar police station in Ghaziabad on August 11 and five people were also injured in the incident.

Teotia, who had contested the 2012 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election from Muradnagar constituency, was on his way to Ghaziabad when the incident occurred.

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