BJP MLA Yogesh Verma shot at during Holi celebration in UP

New Delhi, March 3: A BJP legislator in Uttar Pradesh was shot while he was returning home in Lakhimpur Kheri district on Thursday, police said.

Lakhimpur MLA Yogesh Verma sustained a bullet injury on his leg when an unidentified person shot at him here at around 3 pm. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader was returning to his residence in Rajgarh area from office, a police officer said.

The attacker fled from the spot. Verma was rushed to a hospital, where his condition was stated to be out of danger, the officer said.

A case has been registered and a probe is the on, the officer added.

PTI