Minister's convoy attacked in MP

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Shivpuri, MP, Apr 14 (UNI) Union Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology Jyotiraditya Scindia's secretary and others were and looted in this district by some unidentified ruffians who targeted a vehicle in the Minister's convoy.

The victims of last night's incident were administered first aid at the District Hospital.

Confirming the attack, which took place in Badarwas Police Station limits, Superintendent of Police Dinesh Chandra Sharma said, ''a case was registered under the Anti-Dacoity Act against the accused who may be locals.'' A cordon was set up and a search was underway.

Mr Scindia was visiting his parliamentary constituency Guna and Shivpuri after being bestowed the ministerial responsibility. He was en route to Gwalior when a vehicle in his convoy suffered a tyre puncture.

Secretary Purushottam Parashar, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Sub-Divisional Officer C P Khare, driver Purushottam Jatav and two others were assaulted. Gold rings, Rs 1,100 and four cellphones were looted.

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