Congress leader injured as assailant opens fire

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Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) A Congress leader was injured when an unidentified assailant opened fire at him in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on Saturday, police said.

Yadgiri, a local Congress leader, was taken to a hospital and his condition was reported to be stable.

The attack took place in Old Bowenpalli when the assailant riding with an accomplice on a motorbike opened fired at the Congress leader when he was coming out of his residence.

CCTV footage showed the Congress leader trying to resist the attacker as he chased Yadgiri inside a nearby hospital premises.

Yadgiri is in the real estate and liquor business.

According to Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy a special probe team has been formed to scan the CCTV footage in order to identify the attacker and arrest him.

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Police recovered two pistols.

While one weapon was found in a dustbin of the hospital, another weapon was recovered from Yadgiri. He, however, told the police that he snatched the firearm from the attacker.

Reddy said that a land dispute was believed to be the reason behind the incident.



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