Gori's regional court in eastern Georgia has sent a man to pre-trial detention, as he shot at Georgia’s ex-Defence Minister Irakli Okruashvili who was meeting with local voters in Gori.
Man firing at election campaign detained
By Messenger Staff
Monday, October 10
The incident, which left Okruashvili’s guard and a member of public injured, took place on October 2.
Alexander Induashvili, who was charged with committing the crime, surrendered to police several days after the incident.
Okruashvili, Georgia’s ex-Defence Minister (2004-2006) under the previous United National Movement (UNM) government, ran as an independent majoritarian candidate of Gori in Saturday’s parliamentary elections.
The ex-Minister, who lived abroad for several years due to controversy with his former allies from the UNM, named a man so far only identified by his surname, Induashvili, as the offender shortly after the incident.
The injured were taken to hospital, as one person suffered a gunshot wound in the hand and another in the leg.
The wounds were not life-threatening and doctors said they would recover after a period of undertaking necessary treatment.