Congress Leader Saluja taken to New Delhi for Treatment

Bolangir, Feb 27: Senior Congress leader and former MLA Santosh Singh Saluja, who was admitted to the district headquarters hospital in Bolangir and later the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after a murderous attack on him and his associates yesterday, was shifted to New Delhi today.

Saluja was taken to Delhi after his condition deteriorated today. He was severely injured along with his two associates including his cousin Amarjit Singh and a supporter when a group of miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons over a property dispute.

During his brief talk to media yesterday, he blamed his close rival Kantabanji MLA, who is out of station, for the murderous attack.