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Councillor injured in bomb attack

BANGALORE NOV. 12. A Congress member of the Sidlaghatta Town Municipal Council (TMC) in the Kolar district, Venkataramanappa, was injured when a rival group hurled a country-made bomb at his scooter in Sidlaghatta today.

According to the police, Mr. Venkataramanappa was sitting on his scooter which he had parked in front of a fertilizer shop on the Mahatma Gandhi Road in Sidlaghatta. A group, allegedly led by Mohan, hurled a country-made bomb at him. He suffered injuries on his legs and hands.

Mr. Venkataramanappa, who represents ward number one in the council, was treated at a hospital there and then brought to NIMHANS in Bangalore. He is out of danger, the police said.

The Kolar District Superintendent of Police, K. Sreenivasa, told The Hindu over phone from Kolar that Mr. Venkataramanappa and Mohan used to be friends and were in the real estate business and financing. There were criminal cases registered against Mr. Venkataramanappa and Mohan in the Sidlaghatta Rural police station.

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