Shootout in Bengaluru: Assailants open fire at APMC chairman

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Bike-borne assailants opened fire at the chairman of APMC committee at Bengaluru's Yelahanka police station limits on Friday. Two people were reportedly injured in the assault. The unidentified assailants fled the spot after opening fire on Kadabgere Srinivas, the chairperson of the APMC committee. Miscreants opened fire in broad daylight targeting the car even as hundreds of commuters were passing by under a flyover at Kogilu cross of Yelahanka.

Shootout in Bengaluru: Assailants open fire at APMC chairman

The injured persons were shifted to nearby hospitals by the police that arrived at the spot and cordoned off the area. CCTV footages are being collected to help ascertain the identity of the assailants or the registration number of the bike that they used. Srinivas, who was targeted is said to be a confidante of Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Vishwanath but had recently switched to the Congress party. Political as well as personal rivalry angles are being considered by investigating authorities.

Forensic teams that visited the spot collected evidence while the police have sought complete details of the victim's history from the Bengaluru rural police. Srinivas who was recently elected to the post of Chairman was facing criminal charges including murder, rioting and criminal intimidation. His brother is also said to be a history-sheeter. The reason for the attack is yet to be ascertained.

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