Bengaluru: Karnataka Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) President Kadubale Srinivas was shot at by two bike borne assailants at the Kogilu Junction near Yelahanka, in Bengaluru on Friday.
Srinivas escaped the incidence with injuries, but his deputy is believed to have been killed in the attack. The injured have been moved to a local hospital for treatment.
The motive or the identities of the attackers are not known, but initial reports suggest that Srinivas was targeted over his financial disputes with a few people.
Reports revealed that assailants followed Srinivas, who was travelling in a government vehicle, since he left his home at 8.30 am. At least six rounds were fired at the car, police said.
Senior police officials, including City Police Chief Praveen Sood and DCP (North-East Bengaluru) P S Harsha, visited the spot and are overseeing the investigation.
A massive manhunt has been launched to nab the culprits and the suspected vehicles are being intercepted and checked.
"The investigation is on... Advanced scientific forensic team has come to the spot. The investigation is at an advanced stage. Police are also verifying CCTV footage near the spot to identify the assailants," Deputy Commissioner of Police Harsh said....