K'taka: 6 held, 11 country-made guns recovered

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Bangalore, Apr 1: The Karnataka Anti-Rowdy sleuths have arrested six people and recovered 11 country-made short guns from them, Commissioner of Police Neelam Achutha Rao said today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said the guns recovered yesterday were of 303 and 410 caliber and added 102 live ammunition were also seized.

He said during interrogation, notorious rowdy sheeter Vijaya Kumar alias Kavala revealed that the weapons were procured from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh and they were preparing to kill one Praveen, a rowdy sheeter in Sampangirama Nagar Police Station limits. Praveen was also involved in a number of cases of rowdism and cheating in Bangalore city and other states.

He said Vijaya Kumar was involved in more than 23 cases, including four murders and attempted dacoties. He was once detained under Goondas Act. He was also involved in murder of Deepak Singh alias Dinesh Kumar, who is also a rowdy sheeter and an associate of Kavala for a long time before falling apart due to an affair with a woman, leading to rivalry.

Deepak Singh was abducted by Vijaya Kumar and his gang on March 7 and was stabbed to death. The body was abandoned near a bush in an isolated place in Attibele on the outskirts of the city. Police recovered the decomposed body and investigation led to the arrest of the main culprit and his associates Subash, Rakesh alias Jaaki, Seena, Mahesha, Nanjunda and Subhash.

However, Tirumaran alias Raja, Thrukumaran alias Kutty and Shiva escaped during the operation. The Police were on a look out for them, he added.

Replying to a question, Joint Commissioner of Police Gopal Hosur said the weapons, which the gang procured from Meerut, were intended for extortion and perhaps for sale. The matter has been taken up by UP Police to trace the supplier of the arms to Vijaya Kumar and his gang.


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