The victim, Masood Ali, owns a furniture shop on St. Marks Road. In his statement to the police, he claimed there were four assailants. They allegedly waylaid his car and opened fire when he was driving to work. Ali tried to evade them, but sustained a bullet injury on his back. He is said to be out of danger.
Police have booked the four accused in a case of attempt to murder and under the Arms Act.
Ali told police that he neither has any enmity nor did he receive any threat in the recent past.
The police are verifying CCTV footage to identify the assailants.