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I shot at him in a fit of rage: Pravin Mahajan

April 24, 2006 18:05 IST

Pravin Mahajan has told the police that he shot at his elder brother Pramod Mahajan as he was "boiling with anger" for the past several days because the Bharatiya Janata Party leader was ignoring him.

On the second day of his interrogation Monday, Pravin maintained that he had fired bullets at Mahajan in a "fit or rage" after he abruptly discontinued a conversation with him, and ignored his presence, police sources said.

"What he said was that anger was boiling inside him for past several days," Additional Police Commissioner Subodh Kumar Jaiswal told PTI.

45-year-old Pravin said that anger was simmering in his heart because he was living an obscure life despite being the brother of an influential politician of the country, just because his brother had stopped helping him financially.

"What's wrong if I expect my brother to help me? Even his (Pramod's) personal staff is minting money using Pramod's name," Pravin, who has been charged with attempt to murder and is in police custody, alleged during the interrogation.

Police sources said they have seized the hard disk of a computer at Pravin's house, besides his digital diary and a cellphone.

"We have sought billing details of Pravin's mobile phone to ascertain with whom he was in touchon Friday night and on Saturday morning when he left for Pramod Mahajan's Worli residence" where he fired at the BJP leader, investigating officials said.

But they said that it would take a long time to identify the persons whom Pravin called up.



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Sub: How is Mr. mahajan's Helth

Can u update me on my e mail how is he ? regards sanjeev


Posted by Sanjeec Deshpande





Sub: Unfortunate status of present day polititions.

Very promising politition meets with such end is very sad.Mahajan certainly was succesor of Vajpeyee. But is it not sad fact that now 5 star ...


Posted by Bagmar satish C. A.





Sub: Unfortunate status of present day polititions.

Very promising politition meets with such end is very sad.Mahajan certainly was succesor of Vajpeyee. But is it not sad fact that now 5 star ...


Posted by Bagmar satish C. A.





Sub: Praveen's interogation

I hope BJP doesn't link this shooting also to ISI !!


Posted by ak





Sub: lesson to learn

From Pravin mahajan statement , it seems how people close to influencial misuse there position. I feel all politician should try to create confidence within ...


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