A BJP leader and husband of a Gurgaon municipal councillor was shot at by a group of armed assailants on Wednesday night outside his Sushant Lok residence.
According to the police, Anil Yadav, 42, was attacked after he objected to a group of men who were drinking alcohol inside a Mercedes parked in the area.
When Yadav was walking along with his cousin outside his house, the attackers came in three-four cars and shot five rounds at him. One bullet hit him in the elbow, a police officer said.
While fleeing, the assailants abandoned one of their SUVs on the spot. The vehicle belongs to local businessman Amit Chawla who was present along with another businessman friend Vineet Sood when the shootout took place. The police are investigating if gunshots were fired by the personal security guards of these businessmen.
Yadav was rushed to a private hospital where his condition was reported to be stable.
A case of attempt to murder has been registered at the Sector 29 police station against a dozen of men on Thursday. The police have identified seven men and are conducting raids to arrest the accused. So far, the cops have arrested Raghav, Sunil Yadav and Vineet Sood.
Anil Yadav, also a former sarpanch of village Chakkarpur, said, “There was no reason which could lead to firing. There is more to this and it is a matter of investigation. I had simply asked the men to take away the car and not to drink in open in the residential area. They were drunk and took it as their insult and returned well-planned.”
Yadav returned home and informed his cousin Neeraj Yadav, a resident of DLF City Phase-4, about the incident. He came to meet him within few minutes and they went for a walk on the service lane.
Neeraj Yadav, a businessman who was the eyewitness to the incident, said, “We were walking and he was narrating the incident to me when we saw three -four cars coming towards us. Around 25 men came out, loaded with weapons, sticks and rods. They immediately attacked Anil Bhai and were abusing him. Some of them took out their pistols and aimed at him, few rounds were shot but luckily one hit his elbow and they all fled from the spot.”
Yadav immediately called the SHO Sector 29. He was rushed to a private hospital in an auto.
DCP(East) Deepak Saharan said, “We have identified seven men and will ar rest them soon. Some of them are from Chakkarpur , Sector 14 and DLF 1.”