Bengaluru shootout: Man shot in broad daylight in Bengaluru
- The assailants came on a bike and shot seven rounds of bullets.
- The victim has been admitted to Columbia Asia Hospital.
- The police are investing the case.
Former chairman of Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMC) has reportedly been shot near Kogilu Cross of Yelahanka, Bengaluru at around 12 PM on February 3. Immediately after the attack, Kadabagere Srinivas was taken to Columbia Asia Hospital. He has been admitted in ICU, and the doctors confirmed that he's out of danger.
The assailants came on a Pulsar bike and open fired at Kadabagere Srinivas, former chairman of Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMC) before escaping immediately from the spot.
According to eye witness account, the bike in which the assailants came did not have a number plate. Police sources say that the killers have shot seven rounds out of which three bullets have entered inside his body, and four have been misfired. The three shots hit him in the face, shoulder and stomach.
After the initial investigation, the police have concluded that the attackers were not professional killers and are amateurs since they misfired multiple bullets. Also, the quality of the bullets used was not of good quality and are local made therefore indicating that the crime involves local criminals and not outsiders.
Reports claim that Kadabagere Srinivas was involved in many criminal activities and he is the younger brother of Poison Rama, a Rowdy sheeter.
Interestingly, a similar attack had happened on him seven years ago. In 2010, he was attacked by some miscreants, but somehow he escaped the attack. In 2013, he was arrested by police in an attempt to murder case. Around 13 cases have been booked against him in 3 different police stations.
Earlier he was the president of APMC from BJP. Afterwards, he left BJP to join the Congress party. He was elected as the president of APMC from Congress party also.
The police are investigating the case. They are collecting information about him and his brother’s enemies and observing the CCTV cameras installed near the spot where the incident took place.
It is said that recently he had quarrelled with a political leader, who is an ex-MLA from Yelahanka constituency.
It is said that he had threatened some village Panchayat members and tried to influence them to vote for him in the APMC election. The police are also contacting all the Panchayat members to look for any clue. Reports claim that Kadabagere Srinivas was also involved in real estate mafia and police are investigating the same.