Car carrying Malegaon blast accused attacked in Lucknow
Major Ramesh Upadhyay, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Saturday was allegedly attacked by a few assailants in Lucknow, while he was on his way to Delhi. Upadhyay, who was accompanied by his entire family, had a lucky escape as the bullet hit the rear screen of the vehicle. Upadhyay said the attack was likely to be a politically motivated one so as to point out fingers on the law and order situation under the BJP government.
Advocate Naveen Chonal, Upadhyay’s defence, informed DNA about the attacks.
When DNA contacted Major Upadhyay he said, “The assailants opened a fire on our car near Lucknow when we were stuck in traffic. It hit the glass and no one was injured. Later someone punctured our car by piercing a knife in its tyre. We stayed inside the vehicle. I contacted the local police at Para police station. Amarjeet Singh, Sub-inspector of the police station, ensured our safety and later we registered an FIR.”
Upadhyay said he was attacked as he is the Rashtriya Mahamantri of Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha.
Upadhyay is currently facing a UAPA charge in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blast case after the MCOCA charges were dropped in December last …read more