Madhya Pradesh: Woman BJP leader Preeti Birla terms attack on her as politically motivated

NEEMUCH: Launching a fresh salvo on her party and the state government, BJP leader and social worker Preeti Birla made serious accusations on the state government claiming that attack on her might be politically motivated.

On Thursday evening at around 7.30 pm, two unidentified masked assailants on their motorcycle opened fire at Jai Bharat Manch’s state president Preeti Birla while she was heading from Neemuch to Naigaon in her car. Birla informed that two assailants intercepted her car at Sakarna Ghati before firing at her.

Preeti escaped unhurt in the incident and Neemuch Cantt police have registered a case. But, there has been no arrest or headway and Neemuch police seems to be clueless about the incident so far.

BJP leader Preeti Birla
BJP leader Preeti Birla
Pankaj Malik

Speaking to Free Press, the victim of the incident Preeti said that attack on her might be politically motivated and one of the ministers of Shivraj Singh Chouhan government may have been involved in the attack.

She claimed that she had been raising issues concerning public welfare and have lodged FIRs against many who have been involved in wrongdoings. She said that my activism may have aggrieved someone and that may be the reason behind the attack. Besides, Birla alleged that she possesses crucial information and evidences in connection with construction of Naigaon – Lebad National Highway and she is planning to take the matter to the court.

Meanwhile, attack on Birla and her statement is enough to stir political storm in the area. On updates from police department in the case, Birla said that she has already recorded her statement and provided the names of all the suspects to the investigation officer.

When contacted additional superintendent of police Sunder Singh Kanesh said that as per the statement given by Birla, police investigation is on.

“We are verifying that suspects persons and are tracking their movement through tower location and other means,” Kanesh said.

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