KOLOLO: City tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia’s son, Rajiv Ruparelia survived an assassination attempt this morning by police guards attached to Bank of Uganda.
Daily Post has learnt that police officers driving at breakneck speed in a van attempted to run over Rajiv as he was jogging near his father’s house in Kololo.
Rajiv managed to outsmart them and quickly dashed out of the road.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Patrick Onyango confirmed the incident but said the matter was being handled by Kira police station. “You mean the case at Kira police station, Let me get you details said before hanging up” His boss, Fred Enanga said he was yet to get a briefing about the incident.
The van however, ran over security dogs guarding Sudhir’s home, leaving them with serious injuries.
The attempt on Rajiv’s life comes after protracted wrangles between the Sudhir family and the central bank.
Top bank of Uganda officials like the former Deputy Governor Louis Kasekende and the former director for commercial banks supervision Justine Bagyenda were thrust in the eye of the storm after the Sudhir family exposed their roles in the illegal closure of banks.
A broad Parliamentary inquiry found Mr Kasekende,Mrs Bagyenda and Mrs Margaret Kasule,the BoU Legal Secretary guilty of wrong-doing in the closure of seven commercial banks, including Crane Bank.
Bank of Uganda has since lost several cases in court to Mr Ruparelia, leaving it’s management humiliated and angry.
The attempt to end Rajiv’s life will mark a new low for the central bank, which has been embroiled in turmoil over the past four years.
The central bank has been the subject of several investigations ranging from Parliament, security and the Inspectorate of Government (IGG).