Today Gujarat ATS Anti-Terrorism Squad and Crime Branch has arrested a sharp shooter from Mumbai for murder conspiracy of BJP leader Gordhan Zadafia. Accused was arrested in connection with the assassination of a political leader in Gujarat. Earlier, sharp shooter fired on Gujarat ATS office and Crime Branch team. Yesterday Late night Gujarat ATS and Ahmedabad Crime Branch based information arrived at a hotel on Relief Road in Ahmedabad city. In the meantime firing took place.
It may be noted that the BJP leader is currently on a tour of Saurashtra with Gujarat BJP Gujarat president CR Patil on a tour of Saurashtra from today. When asked about the matter, Gordhan Zadafia said, “I have been informed by state Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja over the phone that a sharpshooter has been caught.” Who wanted to kill me. An attempt was made to do my Reiki in Navsari some time ago. In this case, the Home Department will take necssary action. I am happy with the security provided by the government. Security has been beefed up. Gordhan Zadafia had Z-level security in the past. However, their security was later reduced. Currently they are given with Y category of protection. Their security has been beefed up following the arrest of the sharpshooter. Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja has ordered immediate raising his security.
BJP leader Gordhan Zadafia was then home minister in 2002 when violence erupted in Gujarat after the Godhra riots. This may be why he was targeted. He was also a target of terrorists after the communal riots in Gujarat. Now that such an incident has taken place after 18 years, surely this matter should be investigated thoroughly.
Sharp shooter stayed at Venus Hotel on Relief Road in Ahmedabad city. Meanwhile, ATS and Crime received information that a sharpshooter from Mumbai was staying at Hotel Vinus. This person has come to Gujarat to carry out a major murder. The team later arrived at the hotel to conduct a raid.
However, the sharp shooter fired when he learned that police had arrived. However, fortunately no one was injured and the team apprehended the shooter. Which has since been interrogated.
In Preliminary investigation it has revealed that the sharp shooter is a Mumbai resident. His links are said to be linked to a Pakistani gang.