Following the stint demand from the Oppostion, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao made a statement in the Assembly on the issue of attack on the vice-chairman of Aurobindo Pharma K. Nityananda Reddy.
KCR said, “An incident of firing happened when Kambam Nityananda Reddy, vice chairman of Aurobindo Pharma, got into the car to drive home after completing his walk at KBR Park at about 7.15 AM today. As soon as the victim entered the car, the assailant entered from the other door and pointed with AK-47 rifle and demanded money.
When the victim resisted, there was a scuffle and, in the scuffle, the bullets went off the fire arm into the air breaking the wind shield.
Meanwhile, Prasad Reddy, the younger brother of the victim, came to rescue him and tried to catch the assailant. The assailant injured Prasad by biting on his hand and escaped from the scene, leaving the AK-47 rifle in the car. None was injured in the incident of firing”.
A case has been registered under sections 307, 363 for attempt to kidnap and murders, and under sections 5 and 27 of Arms Act at Banjara Hills police station, informed KCR.
KCR further briefed, “It has been established that the weapon AK-47 was lost from Greyhounds (the elite anti-Naxal force) on December 26, 2013 and a case was registered at Narsingi police station under sections 408 (criminal breach of trust by servant or clerk)and 380 (theft in dwelling house) of IPC on February 3, 2014”.