According to reports, Teotia, 49, was going to Ghaziabad in his SUV when the assailants opened fire at him. The gunmen armed with an AK-47 rifle and guns, fired at least 100 rounds at the SUV of the politician.
After being admitted to a Ghaziabad hospital, Tevatia and six other were referred to the Fortis Hospital in Noida, where the leader is currently undergoing treatment. Teotia’s condition is critical and a team of doctors is monitoring his treatment, said hospital officials.
“We have seized one AK-47, two 9 mm pistols and another rifle from the spot apart from a huge cache of used and live cartridges. Preliminary investigations suggest some old enmity. We are investigating all angles,” ADG (Law & Order) Daljit Singh Chawdhary said.
Nearly four attackers in a Fortuner SUV opened fire at Teotia’s vehicle injuring him and five others, including four private gunmen, according to police.
“His life is in danger. He has been taken to operation theatre,” said Minister of State, Mahesh Sharma, who met Teotia in the hospital.
Teotia, who lost the 2012 UP Assembly election contested on a BJP ticket from Muradnagar constituency is considered as a prominent member of the BJP’s kisan morcha (farmers‘) body.