Akbaruddin Owaisi Assassination attempt busted by Bangalore police - Rowdy Sheeter Govinda killed

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Hyderabad, May 18, 2014: The Bangalore police have reportedly busted a plot to assasinate MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi.

According to unconfirmed reports reaching here, in a joint operation, the Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka police arrested four persons of a five-member gang which was on its way to Hyderabad from Bangalore to execute their plan.

The gang was intercepted at Hindupur of Anantapur district. However, the gangsters tried to escape from the police custody while being taken back to Bangalore. The police open fired killing one of them on the spot. The gang leader, K Giri, too was injured in the firing. The police then took all four gang members into custody and shifted them back to Bangalore for further investigations. Giri has been admitted in a hospital for treatment.

However, this information was not confirmed by any police official in Bangalore or Hyderabad.

The police have reportedly recovered two revolvers and two bullets from the accused. The police has also recovered Rs 2.5 cash lakh from them.

Meanwhile, according to sources, MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi called on City Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma on Sunday to discuss the issue.

Sources further say that the Giri, a notorious criminal, had taken 'supari' (contract) from a Hyderabad-based realtor to assassinate Akbar Owaisi. The realtor is reportedly having a land dispute with the MIM leader. However, the police is also looking the case in different aspects.

It may be mentioned that Akbar Owaisi survived an assassination bid in May 2011 at Barkas area of Old City of Hyderabad. While addressing a public meeting at Yakutpura during the election campaign, Akbaruddin Owaisi had stated that some gang from Gujarat has been hired for his assassination.

Akbaruddin Owaisi was re-elected to the State Legislative Assembly for the fourth consecutive term and has been elected as party's Legislature Party leader on Friday. (INN)