Car shot near Hyderabad KBR park
Unidentified persons fired at Aurobindo Pharma managing director Nityananda Reddy’s car on Wednesday morning near the KBR park in Hyderabad. The firing took place at the high-profile Banjara Hills area, where many VIPs are known to come for their morning walks at the park. Three shots were fired, as locals reported hearing loud gunshots near the area. The attackers escaped.
Jubilee Hills inspector Muralikrishna said Nityananda Reddy was unhurt. The miscreants are suspected to have used AK-47 automatic weapons. Police and ballistic experts from the Andhra Pradesh Forensic Science Labs rushed to the spot to get further details.
Nityananda related the incident, saying, “After I got into the car and fastened my seat belt, an unidentified person with an AK 47 barged into my car and pointed the weapon at my chest.”
“He ordered me to start the car, saying he was kidnapping me for ransom. While I was willing to give him whatever money he wants, I tried to push the gun away. He opened fire and shot at the window thrice.”
“I raised an alarm and screamed for help… My brother Prasad Reddy, who was about 100 metres away, came running and caught hold of the assailant from behind. The culprit bit my brother on his hand,” he said.
“During this scuffle, he slipped the AK 47 into my car and then ran away. I am not suspecting any,” he added.
Nityananda is an accused in quid pro quo investement case of YS Jaganmohan Reddy for which the trial is to begin soon in the Nampally CBI court. The quid pro quo case allegedly pertains to investments made by various private firms and individuals to the tune of several crores in Jagan Reddy’s various businesses, as part of a quid pro quo arrangement in exchange for alleged favours during the tenure of his father, late Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy as Chief Minster.