According to police, the SP leader, Faisal Javed (40) had recently purchased a disputed plot of land in the area which had been occupied by one Kallu Ghosi, who lived there with his family. Late last night when Javed, along with his aides, went there to ask Kallu to vacate the plot a heated argument broke out between them, a police spokesperson cited.
    
Following the argument, Kallu's son Badhka opened fire at Javed with his country-made pistol, hitting the SP leader with a bullet on his waist while another passing just over his head, circle officer Sushil Dhule said. Javed was rushed to a hospital where his condition was stated to be critical, he said.
    
Police said that Javed and Ghosi had regular fights over the possession of the land.
    
A case has been registered against Badhka and efforts were on to nab him, he added.

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