A 50-year-old businessman sustained bullet injuries in his abdomen after being shot at by two bike-borne men in front of his office on Monday morning. The man,Shankar Patel,is said to be in a critical condition at Sal hospital.
According to police,Patel,who hails from Mehsana,is into construction business and owns a factory in GIDC at Ankleshwar. He was entering his office near Prasang Party plot in Gota when he was shot at.
There were two men on a bike. One of them had covered his face with helmet while the other has wrapped a handkerchief around his face. They fired two rounds and one of the bullets pierced Patels abdomen. The other missed aim and hit a nearby wall, said a police officer.
According to Ahmedabad district superintendent of police Gagandip Gambhir,the motive behind the attack seemed a rivalry since there was no prima facie evidence of loot. Patel,who is still unconscious in the hospital,was a chairman of GIDC (Ankaleshwar),a post he lost in the recent election for it.
HC notice to govt
The Gujarat HC on Monday issued notices to the state government and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board to reply to a PIL that sought appropriate directions to the authorities to cleanse four rivers Sabarmati,Tapi,Vishamitri and Aji which have been rendered quite polluted.