One of the accused had a criminal record of 14 murder cases, besides robbery and dacoity and an arms case.

Two arrested in Hyderabad for shooting Cong leader YadagiriImage for representation
news Crime Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 19:21

A history sheeter and his associate were arrested for allegedly shooting at a local Congress leader in Hyderabad's Bowenpally area here last week, police said on Wednesday.

Dakuri Babu and his nephew Karne Umesh, who shot at D Yadagiri on August 13, were arrested from Hyderabad yesterday. They were sent to judicial remand today, Bowenpally Police Station Inspector K Kiran said.

The duo, on a bike, had waylaid Yadagiri who was on scooter near a hospital and attempted to kill him by firing three rounds at him with two country-made revolvers, the Inspector said.

The accused had also opened fire inside the hospital and terrorised the patients before fleeing, he said.

Yadagiri escaped with injuries.

A case was registered and during the course of investigation it came to light that Babu and Yadagiri resided in the same locality and were known to each other.

"Babu bore a grudge against Yadagiri after he failed to give promised amount of money to him with regard to a murder case of 2009 over a disputed land and for arranging a plot of 100 yards," the Inspector said, adding, Yadagiri had mediated in the incident.

When Babu approached Yadagiri for payment, he avoided him following which he decided to eliminate the victim, the Inspector said.

Police had seized two country-made revolvers, three live rounds from the scene near the hospital.

Babu has a past criminal record and is involved in 14 cases, including two brutal murder cases, besides robbery and dacoity cases and one Arms case. Eleven Non-Bailable Warrants (NBW) are also pending against him, theofficer added.

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