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Close shave for Congress leader

india Updated: Jan 01, 2008 04:39 IST
Ashok Das
Ashok Das
Hindustan Times
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Former Congress legislator CK Jayachandra Reddy and three of his followers were injured while his bodyguard was killed in a bomb blast in Chittoor district on Monday

This is the second attempt so far this year on the life of the controversial Congress leader who was in jail for sometime on a murder charge before being acquitted.

Police said that the bomb, an improvised explosive device, went off when the vehicle carrying the ex-MLA and his followers was near a drain.

The bomb planted near the drain was operated by remote control and the vehicle was damaged in the impact. The politician accompanied by his followers was proceeding to a temple.

The police have recovered another unexploded bomb from the site. The injured were later shifted to Christian Medical College Hospital at Vellore.