Friday, December 18, 1998
HYDERABAD, Dec 17 (UNI) The police opened fire after a Congress worker was killed and five others were injured in a bomb attack by ruling Telugu Desam Party workers at Shankarpur village in Cuddapah district of Andhra Pradesh late last night. The police here said a 15-member group led by TDP worker B. Babul Reddy went to the house of Congress worker Pilli Pedda Asanna and hurled country-made bombs, killing the Congress worker on the spot and injuring five others. The police opened fire to disperse the groups which clashed due to old enmity.
MUMBAI, Dec 17 (PTI) A dreaded criminal owing allegiance to the Abu Salem gang, was yesterday detained under the MPDA for a period of one year. The detainee, Iqbal Aziz Shaikh, alias Hateli (29), a resident of the Dattu Ghati chawl, Andheri, was wanted in several cases of extortion, the police said.
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