Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Lakhimpur Yogesh Verma was shot at during Holi festivities at the party office on Thursday evening. The police have registered a case in connection with the matter and a probe has been launched.

BJP MLA Yogesh Verma has sustained bullet wounds on his leg. Currently, he is being treated at the hospital where his condition is said to be out of danger, informed Poonam, the Superintendent of Police (SP) Lakhimpur, on Thursday.

As informed by the District Magistrate of Lakhimpur Kheri, the BJP MLA was shot at during an altercation that broke out while he was meeting some people. He added that Verma is currently in a state of shock and has not given a statement to the police yet.

“Lakhimpur Sadar MLA Yogesh Verma was meeting some people when an argument broke out following which he was shot at. He is out of danger. He is in a state of shock and unable to give a statement right now. Investigation underway,” S Singh, DM Lakhimpur Kheri, said.