The younger brother of Congress minority cell president Hidayatullah Khan had a close shave when two bike-borne men fired at him late on Saturday.
The unidentified criminals fired as many as six rounds at Anamullah Khan alias Jumman near South Park in Bistupur police station area. Luckily, all missed the target.
According to the 40-year-old businessman and a resident of Jugsalai, the attack took place when he was driving towards his sister’s house at Ramdas Bhatta in Bistupur. “As I crossed Voltas Building and took the road to South Park, two bike-borne men started trailing me. The pillion-rider was holding a pistol. The moment I pressed the accelerator, the criminals fired twice,” Jumman said.
Fearing for his life, the trader got down from the car and started to run. The criminals gave a chase and fired four more shots, aimed at him. However, each time, Jumman escaped unhurt.
The attackers gave up and sped away on their bike.
Jumman returned to his car and drove straight to Bistupur thana, from where he informed his brother and other family members about the attack.
SP (city) Karthik S rushed to the Bistupur police station and conducted a preliminary inquiry into the incident.
Bullet marks were found on the rear side of Jumman’s car. The police also recovered three empty cartridges of 7.65 bore bullets from the scene of crime.
In his statement to the police, Jumman gave description of those who had attacked him but said that they were not known to him.
East Singhbhum SSP Amol V. Homkar said, “We are investigating the matter. A hunt is on for the culprits.”