Delhi CM Dikshit visits Jama Masjid shootout injured in LNJP Hopital

Posted By: Nairita Das
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New Delhi, Sept.20 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit paid a visit to the Lok Nayak Jayaprakash (LNJP) Hospital on Monday morning to inquire about the health and welfare of two Taiwanese tourists who had been shot at and injured near Gate No.3 of the Jama Masjid in the Walled City on Sunday.

The hospital's medical superintendent and other senior doctors reportedly briefed Dikshit about the victims' injuries and their present medical status. She urged medical staff to provide the victims' with the best of care and to ensure their early recovery.

The injured Taiwanese - Zewei (40) and Chiang (38) are said to be out of danger.

On Sunday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram visited the hospital to see two injured Taiwanese nationals.

A red alert has been sounded in Delhi and Mumbai following the shootout as the attack comes barely two weeks ahead of the Commonwealth Games to be held here between October 3 and 14. Security has been tightened around at least 400 'sensitive' sites in the wake of the incident. Orders have issued not to allow cars or other vehicles to be parked within 100 meters of these sites.

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

Two persons riding a motorbike shot at the two Taiwanese who were traveling in a tourist bus. Police and witnesses said eight to ten rounds of fire were directed at the bus before the attackers escaped.

One of victims was injured in his skull and the other in his abdomen.

Delhi Police said that it is still questioning the eyewitnesses in relation to the incident.

Chief Minister Dikshit has urged the 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. (ANI)

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