Muzaffarnagar, Feb 15 (PTI) Unidentified miscreants shot a cleric when he was on his way to a madrassa from his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, a police official said today.

Maulvi Talib was shot at and injured in Hath Chhoya village in the district yesterday, Circle Officer Rajesh Tiwari said.

The cleric has been admitted to an area hospital.

The reason behind the attack was not immediately clear, but a police team was investigating the matter, Tiwari added.

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