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Janardhan Reddy couple shifted to Nellore; Greyhounds security in place
Attempt on Janardhan Reddy - September 2007

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Janardhan Reddy couple shifted to Nellore; Greyhounds security in place
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Former Andhra CM escapes unhurt in blast
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Janardhan Reddy on Friday escaped a bid on life when his convoy was attacked in Nellores Vidyanagar area.

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Janardhan Reddy couple shifted to Nellore; Greyhounds security in place

Blast targeted at Reddy - says Home Minister

Nellore, September 7, 2007

Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and Member of Parliament representing Visakhapatnam Constituency Nedurumalli Janardhana Reddy and his wife and Andhra Pradesh Minister for Women Development & Child Welfare, Disabled Welfare and Juvenile Welfare, Mrs. Nedurumalli Rajyalakshmi escaped an attempt on life when a blast targeted at them was triggered near Nellore. The Nedurumalli couple are in the 3rd car of the 21 car convoy when the landmine blasted the 4th car killing three people - the car driver and two Congress party workers. Janardhan Reddy fell unconscious immediately after the incident but later recovered. Media sources say the landmine blasted was trigerred with the help of a remote near a culvert. The impact of the blast is so high that the car was ripped apart into two pieces, one of which fell 300 meters away. Janardhan Reddy is on way to Tirupati where he will receive a Doctorate from Sri Venkateswara University. His visit to Tirupati is cancelled.

Police began doing a serious check at all inbound vehicles to Nellore and on the National Highway on receiving the news. Prakasam district is put on high alert. Janardhan Reddy and his convoy went to Nellore. Thorough checks are made and the route is cleared for his entry into Nellore. Greyhounds security is provided to Janardhan Reddy and his wife. Speaking with the press on reaching Nellore, Janardhan Reddy said he felt sad about the incident and that naxals would have killed him instead of killing three of his party workers.

Home Minister Janareddy speaking with the press at Hyderabad said the blast is targeted at Janardhan Reddy. Chief Minister Dr. YS Rajasekahara Reddy is believed to have been briefed about the incident. The Chief Minister, speaking with the press ahead of attending a review meeting said that the incident has put shock and grief. He condemned the incident and said that the Home Minister, DGP and other senior police officials will go to the incident location and get more information.

Fingers points the attempt on Maoists who are retaliating against the killings of some of its top brass. Media watchers say as many as 250 politicians and officials including police personnel at various levels are believed to be in naxals hit list. Despite difficult to pinpoint, the incident is observed to be a failure of counter intelligence in the state.

This is the second major attempt on life of Janardhan Reddy. Earlier, on February 15, 2003, a bomb set up by the then Peoples War Group was defused by the bomb defusal squad when police found wires that lead to the bomb ahead of the scheduled visit by Janardhan Reddy in Guntur district. Janardhan Reddy was then the Member of Parliament representing the Narasaraopet Constituency. Janardhan Reddy along with opposition party leader and President of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) N Chandrababu Naidu top the hit-list of naxals in the region. Providing security to the political leaders, both from the ruling party and opposition has become a tough task.

Andhra Pradesh on September 7, 2007

Janardhan Reddy couple shifted to Nellore; Greyhounds security in place
Blast targeted at Reddy - says Home Minister

Former Andhra CM escapes unhurt in blast
Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Janardhan Reddy on Friday escaped a bid on life when his convoy was attacked in Nellores Vidyanagar area. ANI

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