One injured in firing at Asaram Bapu ashram in Nashik

Nashik: One person was injured after a devotee allegedly fired a few rounds at Asaram Bapu ashram in Vadel village in the district following a group clash, police said on Tuesday.

The injured, identified as Sanjeev Kisankishor Vaidya, a resident of Paharganj in Delhi, has been working as a director of the Ashram here, they said.

The incident took place on Sunday when the followers of Asaram Bapu entered into an argument with the office-bearers of the Ashram over a trivial issue.

A stray bullet hit Vaidya when one of the followers fired few rounds from his revolver following the clash, they said.

Vaidya who was initially treated at a government hospital in Malegaon has been released after treatment.