Published On : Thu, Dec 4th, 2014

Firing Case: Injured put on ventilator, condition too critical; Cops yet to frame accused


Condition of coal transporter Sageer Ahmed Siddiqui, who was injured in the recent firing near Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ bungalow in Dharampeth, continued to remain critical even as the police were yet to ascertain the charges against three of his accomplice. All the three – Shakti Manapia, Ashish Parote and Zakir Pathan Khan were under custody of Sitabuldi police. Police have registered the case under section 307, 34 and other relevant section of Arms Act.

All the three have been reportedly cooking up stories misleading the cops. While one version coming from them stated that two bike borne youths fired the shots from outside when they all were speeding in their Audi Q5 on the stretch around CM’s bungalow. However cops are not willing to buy this theory nor had they made any of Sageer’s friends accused in the case. Sources informed that the police have also seized a sophisticated pistol from their possession, however they have not yet put anything officially on this vital information.

Meanwhile, Sageer Ahmed remained unconscious in the ICU at Wockhardt Hospital near Shankar Nagar. Dr. Rajesh Gade, Deputy Manager at Wockhardt said Ahmed’s condition remained very critical and nothing could be said about him at the moment. Dr. Gade said Ahmed was brought to the hospital in highly serious condition with a bullet stuck in his neck. The gravity of the shot was enormous and it damaged his spine and vital nerves. The doctors had to perform immediate surgery followed by which his limbs got partially paralysed. He has not regained consciousness ever since and has been put on life support system.

Talking to Nagpur Today, Dr. Ajay Kurve, neurosurgeon at Wockhardt who operated upon Ahmed along with Dr. Atul Somani and Dr. Ankush Jain, informed that Ahmed was critically injured when he was brought to the hospital. “His condition was very very critical but we had to risk the surgery as the bullet was required to be taken out. He is put on the ventilator as of now.”

Given the doctors’ statement, chances of Ahmed’s survival were bleak. On the other hand, the police were waiting for him to gain conscious, so that they can record his statement to verify the truth.

The cops appeared unrelented to take up the make-believe story being presented by Shakti, Ashish and Zakir, who reportedly turned friends recently.