Three held in Mangaluru after police open fire at gang
Police fired at a five-member gang travelling in a car which was attempting to carry out robbery on the highways and arrested three of them, the police said today. The incident occurred yesterday.
Police resorted to a cinematic style chase to stop the car which sped away despite being asked to stop at two checkposts.
Later, they were caught at Manihalla check-post in Bantwal by police who opened fire at them.
Two members of the gang fled the spot while the others were arrested. The arrested have been identified as Saddam, Mausin and Irshad, all belonging to the city and outskirts, the police said.
Two machetes, a rod, chilly powder, monkey cap and ropes were found inside the vehicle.
Police said the gang was planning robbery on the highways.
Two of the arrested had several cases pending against them. Dakshina Kannada district superintendent of police Ravikanthe Gowda said people indulging in such crimes would be dealt with sternly.