Two kerosene bombs were thrown at the office of builder and brother Shankar Jagtap. BJP MLA Laxman Jagtap in Pimpri Chinchwad on Tuesday afternoon.
There were no casualties in the incident as office bearers were inside the building.
Pimpri Chinchwad Police said that the incident took place around 2.30 pm at Shankar Jagtap’s office at Pimple Saudagar in Pimpri Chinchwad area. They have launched a search operation to nab the suspects after CCTV footage of the area showed three men hurling bombs.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 2) Anand Bhoite said, “CCTV footage shows three men on bikes and these kerosene-filled bottles being used as crude bombs, possibly a cloth as a wick. being used in. The fuel appears to be of kerosene in the preliminary investigation. The office was open at the time of the incident and Shankar Jagtap was present inside.
DCP Bhoite further said, “One bomb hit some distance near the gate of the premises and the other near the office door. After striking, these bottles burst into flames but no one was hurt.”
Pimpri Chinchwad Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash said, “We have started the search for the suspects. We have got some footage from the security cameras installed in the area. I am personally supervising the investigation.”