BENGALURU: BJP Yuva Morcha general secretary was questioned on Tuesday in connection with opposition leader K S Eshwarappa’s personal assistant kidnap attempt case.Rajendra Urs, general secretary of BJP, Bengaluru district who came to the police station with anticipatory bail was questioned by Mahalakshmi Layout police on Tuesday.
On May 11, Vinay’s car was intercepted by the accused near ISKCON temple, who tried to kidnap him. When Vinay screamed for help, the accused fled. DCP (North) Chethan R said, “We questioned Rajendra and are yet to ascertain the motive behind behind the act.”
Vinay told Express, “I had not named anybody in the complaint. Police arrested a few people. It was shocked when I came to know Rajendra Urs had come with an anticipatory bail to police. Though he is in BJP, I have not even met or spoken to him.”Vinay added he has applied for a gun license for self- protection.
“Investigations revealed that the 2008 Mangaluru pub attack accused had a role to play in this crime. Underworld’s connection also came to our notice. Six persons have been arrested and four are absconding in the case,” police sources added.Sources said a rumour over Eshwarappa about to release a CD against Yeddyurappa was doing the rounds just ahead of the kidnap bid. It was rumoured that Vinay was keeping the CD with him. However, no investigating official has confirmed anything yet in this regard.