TV journalist gunshot by unknown attackers at his residence

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Sahara Samay journalist Anuj Chaudhary was gunshot by unknown men at his house in Ghaziabad
Sahara Samay journalist Anuj Chaudhary was gunshot by unknown men at his house in Ghaziabad

New Delhi : A television journalist was gunshot by unknown men at his residence in Ghaziabad yesterday, reported news agency ANI.

Anuj Chaudhary, was a renowned journalist for Hindi news channel 'Sahara Samay'. He was hit by a gunshot on his right hand and abdomen after two attackers made forced entry into his residence and started to fire on him, suddenly.

Neighbours approached his residence after hearing the chaos and rushed him to Yashoda Hospital in the city. He was undergoing treatment and doctors attending on him said his condition is "critical" and he has been taken for surgery.

Sources confirmed that the scribe is married to BSP councillor Nisha Chaudhary, and the police are investigating the case; believe that past enmity might be motive behind the murder.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Vaibhav Krishna, said two bike-borne assailants, who were wearing helmets, barged into the scribe's residence in Rajapur locality in Kavi Nagar police station jurisdiction around 6.15pm and shot at Chaudhary. The attackers escaped the spot immediately. 

"The firing incident occurred due to old enmity," Krishna said.

"The family members have identified the assailants, though a complaint is yet to be received," he added.

"We are collecting closed-circuit television footage from the area. A team will be formed to arrest the culprits," SP City Akash Tomar said.

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