Tabrez Rana, son of Urdu poet Munawwar Rana was opened fire at on Monday night. Although he managed to make a narrow escape, the assailants have not been identified yet. The police are scanning the CCTV footage of the area to identify the attackers. Tabrez Rana, who belongs to Rae Bareli, has been living in Lucknow for the past couple of years. On Monday, he left for Lucknow from his Rae Bareli residence and as soon as he turned to fill fuel in his car near Tripula petrol pump, two unidentified miscreants on a bike started firing at Tabrez Rana’s car. The attackers fired two shots towards him then fled from the spot. The bullets hit Tabrez’s SUV.

Police Officials Observe the Situation

As soon as the administration was informed, city police officer Atul Singh, CO city Mahipal Pathak and Additional SP Vishwajit Srivastava reached the spot to inquire and launched a probe into the incident. After Tabrez’s family got to know of the attack, his sister and Samajwadi party member Sumaiya Rana reached the spot with her supporters demanding the police administration to take action after a fair investigation. Later, Munawwar Rana also reached the spot. He told the police that some members of his family have animosity over the land dispute and that they could be behind the attack. The police have recorded a statement of Tabrez Alam who is a land dealer and told police that he has no enmity with anyone.

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Rafe Rana is the Main Person

However, the police spokesperson said that they suspect the attack could be a result of property dispute. Sources said that six persons including Rafe Rana, brother of Munawwar Rana, have been booked and taken into custody. They are being questioned at Kotwali police station. It is said that Rafe Rana is a close associate of Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan. At present, the police are fully engaged in the investigation and also gave the assurance of disclosure at the earliest.

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