Jammu & Kashmir

Former Malegaon mayor Abdul Malik shot in Nashik; hospitalised

Former Malegaon mayor Abdul Malik.

Nashik: Two people on a motorbike allegedly shot at former Malegaon mayor Abdul Malik near a petrol station in Maharashtra’s Nashik district early Monday morning, a police official reported.

Malik sustained injuries and was quickly taken to a nearby hospital, where his condition is said to be stable.

The incident occurred at 1:20 am while Malik was sitting outside a shop on Old Agra Road, according to a Malegaon city police official.

The two unidentified assailants arrived on a motorbike and allegedly fired three shots at Malik, hitting him in the chest and leg.

He was transported to a hospital where he is recovering, the police said.

A case has been registered against the unidentified individuals under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, including 307 (attempt to murder). The investigation is ongoing, the official added.

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