Amit Jogi, son of Congress leader Ajit Jogi, who was injured seriously in a mob attack at Tendukheda in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh, was airlifted on Friday from Jabalpur to Delhi on a special plane for treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
Amit, 33, sustained injuries on the right eye and the head in the mob attack late on Thursday night and was admitted to a private hospital in Jabalpur.
At 4.30pm he was taken to the RP Centre for Opthalmic Sciences at AIIMS. According to hospital sources, his right eye was badly damaged. "His right eye has a clot, which needs to be operated upon at the earliest," said a doctor on condition of anonymity.
Amit was in Jabera in connection with the by-poll to be held there on Saturday. According to Congress sources, the mob attacked Amit’s car with rods and lathis near the house of Congress leader Ram Kumar Sahu at Tendukheda.
Sandeep Sahu, a Youth Congress leader and Anil Chouhan, a security personnel of Amit, too were injured in the attack.
The incident occurred when Amit was leaving for Jabalpur from Tendukheda after meeting Sahu.
Meanwhile, the police have registered cases of violence and rioting in connection with the attack. No arrests have, however, been made in the case.
Sources said that the attackers were under the impression that leader of opposition in the MP assembly Ajay Singh, who has also been camping at Damoh for the Jabera by-poll, was in the vehicle and aimed to target him.
The police have also registered a case against Amit Jogi and Anil Chauhan, his gunman, for being in the district even after the designated time for campaigning was up.
(With inputs from Delhi)