Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi had a narrow escape while motorcycle-borne persons fired at his car on Wardha Road right here in Maharashtra, a police official said on Wednesday. The incident be fell simply around 12am on Tuesday whilst Joshi changed into returning home in conjunction with his own family participants and buddies after celebrating his 24th wedding anniversary at a eating place right here, he stated. More than 30 of his friends attended the birthday partyand they all have been returning in 10 to fifteen vehicles, with Joshi driving the mayor’s official car — a sports activities utility automobile (SUV), the official said. Joshi’s SUV was the ultimate inside the cavalcade and whilst it reached a junction of the Outer Ring Road and Wardha Road, motorcycle-borne individuals, who had been at the back of the automobile, fired three bullets at the mayor’s vehicle and fled, he stated. One bullet hit the driver’s window of the SUV, another pierced through the passenger window in the back of the driver’s seat and the third hit the rear windshield of the car, he stated.
“The bullets pierced through glass windows and the rear windshield of the car, however Joshi become not hurt. He right now stopped the car immediately and alerted the police,” the official said. Security personnel from Beltarodi police station rushed to the spot and carried out a ‘panchnama’ (series of proof and recording memories of witnesses), he stated. Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Kadam additionally visited the spot later inside the night. The police were examining CCTV footage of the location to check the registration number of the motorcycle used by the attackers, the official said. “Both the accused had been sporting helmets and the pillion rider fired on the mayor’s car,” he said.
A case was registered below Indian Penal Code Sections 307 (try to murder) and 34 (common intention) and provisions of the Arms Act. Earlier this month, Joshi acquired two letters inside the Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s complaint boxes, threatening him with dire consequences over removal encroachments in the city, the official said. His official car become also stolen from his residence remaining month how ever found within a day, he stated, adding that one man or woman became arrested in connection with the car theft.