Mon, Dec 15, 2014, 04:03 PM
The Indian IT professional said to be among the people held hostage in Australia hotel by an Islamist gunman is identified as Ankireddy Vishwakanth. Ankireddy is from Gangireddy palem of Machavaram Mandal in Guntur district. This techie is working in Infosys and the IT giant also has confirmed his identity. They have also informed Ankireddy's family about his being held hostage. He has been working in Sydney for the last 2 years. Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu also confirmed the information and said that steps are being initiated for his safe release.