New Delhi: Independent MLA Bharat Singh was shot at on Saturday morning in south-west Delhi by unknown attackers with police suspecting it to be a case of personal rivalry.
A passerby Dharampal was also injured in the incident which took place near the MLA's office in Najafgarh's Sarangpur village at around 8:30 am, a senior police official said.
According to the official, four to five people came and opened fire at Singh, the 35-year-old MLA from Najafgarh, who suffered two bullet injuries.
Dharampal, a villager who was passing through the area also, was caught in the firing and got injured.
Both were rushed to Mata Chanan Devi Hospital and are undergoing treatment. "We are investigating the matter. No arrests have been made," the official said.
Singh is the brother of MCD councillor Kishen Pahalwan against whom there are several criminal cases.
Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday discussed the security scenario in the capital with Police Commissioner BK Gupta in the wake of the independent MLA being shot at by unidentified assailants and demands from Congress legislators for enhanced personal security.
The meeting was held on the direction of Speaker Yoganand Shastri after MLAs demand police protection citing increased "threat perception" while having to deal with difficult situations in public interest.
On Friday in Delhi Assembly, an extortion call to MLA Jaswant Rana's son had prompted other legislators to seek enhanced protection.
The strong demand by the legislators came after senior MLA Jaswant Rana said in the assembly that his son received a call last week from an unknown person demanding Rs 50 lakh.
With Additional Inputs from PTI