Two motorcycle-borne men fired at a former corporator in Malegaon in Maharashtra's Nashik district, a senior police official said Monday.
Shaikh Khalil Shaikh Rashid was returning from his field in the early hours Sunday when two persons on a motorcycle shot at and injured him on the hand, said Malegaon Additional Superintendent of Police Neelotpal.
Rashid was rushed to a nearby hospital and doctors there said his condition is now stable, Neelotpal informed.
A hunt is on for the attackers who are yet to be identified, the Addl SP added.
Rashid is a former chairman of the Standing Committee of the Malegaon Municipal Corporation.
He is the uncle of Malegaon's Congress MLA Asif Shaikh and brother of Malegaon mayor Shaikh Rashid Shaikh Shafi.
The MLA and mayor, speaking to reporters separately Sunday, said police was probing the issue and they would wait for the outcome of the investigations before offering any comment on the incident.
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