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Hindi news channel journalist shot by unknown assailants in Ghaziabad

The Journalist, Identified As Anuj Chaudhary, Was Critically Injured And Was Admitted To The Yashoda Hospital In The City, Said The UP Police.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aishwarya A | Updated on: 08 Apr 2018, 10:38:03 PM
Hindi news channel journalist shot by unknown assailants in Ghaziabad (Source: PTI)

New Delhi:

A journalist working with Hindi news channel Sahara Samay was shot at by unknown assailants at his residence in Ghaziabad on Sunday, police said.

The journalist, identified as Anuj Chaudhary, was critically injured and was admitted to the Yashoda Hospital in the city, said the UP police.

The UP police said that four to five unidentified criminals, riding two-wheelers, went to Chaudhary’s house in Rajapur locality at around 6:15 PM. They fired six shots at Chaudhary, who was standing at the entrance of the house.

The police said that two bullets hit Chaudhary in the abdomen, while two hit him in the right arm. The assailants left the spot immediately, after which Chaudhary was rushed to the Yashoda Hospital by neighbours.

The doctors attending Chaudhary said that his condition was ‘critical’ and had been taken for surgery.

“We are collecting closed-circuit television footage from the area. A team will be formed to arrest the culprits,” said Akash Tomar, Superintendent of Police (SP) City.

The Rajapur area comes under the Kavi Nagar police station’s jurisdiction.

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Deepak Tomar, brother-in-law of Chaudhary, said, “We told Kavi Nagar Inspector Samarjit Singh that Rs 10 lakh had been paid to sharpshooters to eliminate Ajay, whose wife Nishi Chaudhary is a local councillor. However, the crime was committed even though the information had been passed on to authorities concerned.”

Sahara Samay is a Hindi news channel which works 24/7 and is owned by Sahara India Pariwar.

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First Published : 08 Apr 2018, 10:37:36 PM