Red alert in Bengaluru after shootout in broad daylight

Two men on a Pulsar motorcycle shot at the car of K Srinivasa, who heads one of the city's Agricultural Produce Market Committees, when it slowed down at a traffic light

Red alert in Bengaluru after shootout in broad daylight

Bengaluru has been placed on red alert after shots were fired at a car on the outskirts of the city this morning in which two people were critically injured.

Two men on a Pulsar motorcycle shot at the car of K Srinivasa, who heads one of the city's Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC).

The shooting took place when Srinivasa's Honda City slowed down at a traffic light, NDTV reported.

APMCs are established by the state government to assist farmers in selling their produce, mainly through an auction, to ensure they get the best prices.


Srinivasa, who had been arrested in 2013 and released on bail, is facing a series of criminal charges, including murder. He and his driver were rushed to hospital.

Senior police officers said PS Harsha, deputy commissioner of police, north-east, has been given charge of investigation and some special teams have been formed to nab the attackers, TOI reported.

A section of the main road leading to airport was cordoned off and the traffic was diverted. Ballistics experts and forensic teams are currently investigating the crime scene.