Jama Masjid shootout: Home Minister Chidambaram meets injured at LNJP hospital

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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New Delhi, Sep. 19 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram visited Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan hospital here on Sunday afternoon to see two Taiwan nationals injured in the Jama Masjid shootout incident that occurred in the morning.

Meanwhile, a Red Alert was sounded in Delhi and Mumbai in the wake of today's shootout in the Old Delhi area of the national capital.

Taking serious note of the Jama Masjid shooting incident the Home Ministry has reportedly sought a detailed report from the Delhi Police about it.

The two Taiwanese were injured near Gate Number 3 of historic Jama Masjid, when two persons riding a motorbike opened 8 to 10 rounds of fire on a tourist bus.

One of victims was injured in his leg, while the other in his stomach in the incident. Both individuals were rushed to Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Narayan Hospital for medical attention.

One of the injured person's medical condition is critical, said television reports on Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Games nations-Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia have called up at CWG security center to make inquiries about the incident and express their concern, said television reports.

Delhi Police is questioning the eyewitnesses in relation to the incident.

Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, meanwhile, urged people not to panic as proper security arrangements were being taken in the wake of the incident.

It couldn't be assumed at present that the attack was "a terrorist activity", she added.

A car parked near the place of shooting incident that also caught fire in strange circumstances just after the incident, was being investigated by security personnel till later afternoon. (ANI)

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