Shukla, critically injured after Maoists attack

Posted : May 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies
The 84-year-old Congress leader V.C. Shukla, critically injured after Maoists ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region, has received multiple bullet injuries, doctors treating him at a Gurgaon hospital said Sunday.

“Shukla was flown with gun shot injuries in an air ambulance around 8.15 today (Sunday) morning to Delhi. He has multiple bullet injuries and he remains critical. A multi-disciplinary team of doctors is treating him,” A.K. Dubey, medical superintendent, Medanta Medicity at Gurgaon, told.

Shukla, a former union minister, has reportedly lost a lot of blood.

A large number of Maoists, hiding in a forested area of teh southern Bastar region, Saturday attacked a Congress party convoy in Sukma district around 5.15 p.m..

The convoy, returning from the Congress party’s Parivartan Yatra (transformation rally), was targeted near Darbha forest in Jagdalpur, about 340 km south of state capital Raipur.

Chhattisgarh is headed for assembly elections later this year.