Police News - Karnataka

Couple held on cheating charge

Mysur: A couple, who was on the run after allegedly cheating several people of their hard-earned money by promising residential sites and other incentives, was finally arrested by the city police on Saturday. Satyanarayana (56) and his wife Anuradha (49), who used to stay in Chamundipuram in the city, had collected about Rs. 2 crore from several people by promising sites or double the money in a short period of time, the police said.

Journalists’ arrested in Karnataka: probe under way

Kalaburagi: Sleuths of the Internal Security Wing continued questioning three journalists, including the editor of a local Urdu daily in Kalaburagi, on Friday at an undisclosed location in Kalaburagi. However, senior officials told that they are yet to establish or find any substantial information or evidence against the three, who were picked up after the arrest of 22-year-old Mohammed Hussain in Belagavi on Tuesday night.

Four arrested on charge of murder

Bengaluru: In a scene straight out of a movie, two brothers from Adugodi avenged the suicide of their sister in 2012, by murdering the man they suspected was responsible for her death. The killing took place on October 20 and the suspects were arrested on Saturday. Gabbu alias Venkatesh (35) was found dead with cuts all over his body in Adugodi on the night of October 20.

Four arrested in inter-State fake driving licence scam

Karnataka: The Bidar police have busted an inter-State fake driving license (DL) printing scam and arrested four of the accused. Acting on a tip off on Wednesday, G.M. Patil, police sub inspector, arrested Jilanimia Mashaq Sab, 51, of Tadola in Basava Kalyan taluk while he was waiting for a bus. Fake DLs, seals and documents of regional transport offices of Karnataka and Maharashtra were recovered from his bag.

Four arrested in hawala scam

Bengaluru: Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths raided a readymade garment shop in Chickpet and arrested four persons for running an inter-State hawala racket. Based on a tip-off, a team raided M.M. Garments in Mamulpet and arrested Mangilal Jain (53), Ramesh Kumat (49), Rana Ram (35) and Babulal Sutar (38), and recovered unaccounted cash amounting to Rs. 17,60,800.  They also recovered 3.160 kg of silver, which the men claimed to have received from a customer.

75 vehicles seized in surprise checks

MANGALURU: Revenue officials with the help of the police stopped vehicles that were carrying sand far beyond the prescribed limits. As many as 75 vehicles were seized in the operation that was held in different parts of the district on Monday.Recently, Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim had issued guidelines to regulate sand extraction and transportation. One condition was to allow the transportation of only 10 tonnes of sand in a lorry for which permit has been issued.

City police chief has over a lakh followers

Bengaluru: Bengaluru City Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi’s Twitter handle (@CPBlr) crossed the one lakh follower mark on Monday. It is the only handle among all law enforcement agencies in the country to be included in the Prime Minister’s Twitter Samvad. “V have cracked many a crime together, set many a trfc issues right and informed, advised and educated each other. You became eyes and ears of police,” Mr. Reddi tweeted.

Seven held for stolen the vehicle loaded with Rs. 66 lakh in cash

Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Police have arrested seven persons on the charge of stealing Rs. 66 lakh from a cash van in Kalasipalyam police limits recently, and have recovered Rs. 30.23 lakh and the vehicle used to commit the crime. The arrested are Jamsher (23), K.M. Prabhakar (44), Hemanthkumar (27), Nandakumar (38), Renukappa (42), Murthy (32) and Manjunath (31). Each of them is either a driver or a security officer in a company that carries cash to ATMs.

Top police officials meet to review law and order in Mysore

Mysore: A meeting to review the law and order situation and crime scenario in five districts falling under Southern Range of the Police Department was held in Mysore on Monday. Though the meeting was held after the assault on IAS officer Rashmi V. on the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) premises in Mysore last Wednesday, Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order) H.C.

Governor’s clean-up act, Karnataka University vice-chancellor arrested

Hubli: In the first move by Governor Vajubhai Vala to tackle corruption, Lokayukta police arrested Karnataka University vice-chancellor Dr H.B. Walikar and three others on Monday over charges of misappropriation of funds and misuse of power, after the Justice Padmaraj Commission, appointed by the Governor to probe the corruption charges against the vice-chancellor, found him in violation of norms over the appointment of 110 lecturers.