Complainant who alleged PWD scam against Kejriwal’s relative ‘shot at’ in Noida
Rahul Sharma claimed that unidentified bikers stopped his car and fired two shots in the air. The police have registered a complaint but denied that any shots were fired.noida Updated: Jun 02, 2017 11:26 IST
Whistle-blower Rahul Sharma, who had filed a case against a relative of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on charges of involvement in the PWD scam, was allegedly held captive by two men at gun point outside his colony in Greater Noida on Wednesday. Sharma has filed a complaint in this regard at Bisrakh police station in Gautam Budh Nagar.
According to officials, Sharma was on his way to Ghaziabad from his flat in Gaur City, Greater Noida around 12 noon on Wednesday when the two bikers stopped his car and asked him to alight. The pillion rider, the complainant said, brandished a gun and threatened him. “When I raised an alarm, the two fled from the spot,” Sharma told police at Bisrakh police station.
According to sources, the two men on bike were wearing helmets and overtook Sharma’s car near Gaur International School. The pillion rider loaded the pistol and pointed it towards the car but guards and locals from nearby societies raised alarm.
In his complaint Sharma said that the two fired a shot in air and as the pillion rider was loading the gun second time, locals raised an alarm. The two bikers, then, fled the spot. Sharma and his cousin tried to chase the duo but lost them. The police have, however, denied that a shot was fired in the air.
Bullets fired at Rahul Sharma who filed 1st corruption case agnst Bansal Family relatives of Kejriwal. God is kind. He is safe. FIR Lodged— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishraAAP) May 31, 2017
Suspended Aam Aadmi Party minister Kapil Mishra tweeted about the incident claiming that bullets had been fired.
Rakesh Kumar Sharma, station house officer at Bisrakh police station, said that they have lodged a case of attempt to murder against unidentified persons in connection with the incident. “We have lodged a case. He (Sharma) did not relate the incident to any graft complaints that he had lodged earlier. We are investigating. We have scanned CCTV footage of the incident and didn’t find any shot being fired in air,” he said.
Sharma, is also the founder of a non-profit organisation, Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation.
First Published: Jun 01, 2017 13:23 IST