Staff Reporter

CT scan done on the BJP leader

MUMBAI: Nearly a week after he was shot and injured by his younger brother, BJP general secretary Pramod Mahajan remains critical and on life support systems at the Hinduja Hospital here.

A CT scan was done on him to assess injuries and any fluid collection, said the afternoon medical bulletin.

Anupam Verma, Director (Administration) of the hospital, told the media that his dependence on medication for blood pressure had gone up "marginally" and he continued to be on ventilators.

The scan showed that "the injuries are same as were assessed during surgery with one bullet being in the muscle of the back (left paraspinal muscle L2), one in the subcutaneous tissue of the back and the third bullet in the body of T12 vertebra but had not crossed to the spinal canal."

Dr. Verma said the removal of bullets from his body was not the main concern now and Mr. Mahajan's condition continued to be critical. He had earlier said that any surgery could be done only after his general condition improved.

Statements recorded

Police recorded the statements of Rekha, Mr. Mahajan's wife, and other family members. Pravin Mahajan, who fired three shots from close range at Pramod, will be produced before a city court on Saturday.

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