Press Esc to close
Saturday 23 September 2017
News updated at 3:21 AM IST

Ex-convicts, cellphone helped track him

Bangalore, Sep 6, 2013, DHNS : 3:08 IST
hideout: Serial killer Jaishanker was found in this hut at Kudlu village on Friday. dh photo
Police officers reportedly ‘used’ a few convicts, who were with Jaishanker for sometime and were released after completing their term, to trace the fugitive.

The former convicts knew very well about Shanker and his habits and were in constant touch with him. The police identified a few such persons and laid a trap for Shanker. These men started contacting Shanker and went on providing clues to the police about his movements. It is said that tracking Shanker became easy for the police as he started using a cellphone after he escaped from the prison, said sources in the Police department.

City Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar’s statement that effective use of technology helped the police in nabbing Shanker indicated that he was using a cellphone. When asked if Shanker was carrying a cellphone, Auradkar just said the police used technology effectively.

Vijay Kumar, driver of a water tanker owned by Narendra Reddy of Kudlu Gate, was the first one who reportedly sighted Shanker on Friday. There is a borewell from where he fills the tanker. Kumar sighted Shankar at one of the abandoned makeshift sheds of fishermen near the borewell.

“I noticed a heavily built middle-aged man lying on the floor in a semi-nude state at one of the sheds at 11 am, when I came for the duty,” Kumar told Deccan Herald. “He introduced himself as a KSRTC bus driver and claimed that his bus was involved in an accident while he was returning from Tamil Nadu. He claimed that he fled the accident spot and reached the shed as the police were chasing him,” he added.

Shanker requested Vijay Kumar to give his cellphone as he wanted to contact his friend at Chandapur. “I sympathised with him as I am also a driver and gave him my cellphone. He spoke for a few minutes and returned the phone,” he said.

“Within no time, I received a call after Shanker returned my cellphone. The caller said he was bus driver Shanker's friend and, I told the caller that I was with him near Sadguru School at Kudlu Gate,” Kumar claimed.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A man decorates a community Durga puja pandal in Kolkata on...

A man decorates a community Durga puja pandal in Kolkata on...

Tata Motors design head Pratap Bose (R) and the Zonal Manager-South, Suraj Subbarao pose with the...

Tata Motors design head Pratap Bose (R) and the Zonal Manager-South, Suraj Subbarao pose with the...

A carries a schoolboy on a motorcycle amid rains in Faridabad on Friday...

A carries a schoolboy on a motorcycle amid rains in Faridabad on Friday...

A villager shows the tail of a mortar shell allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border..

A villager shows the tail of a mortar shell allegedly fired from the Pakistani side of the border..

School children running along a road as they enjoy the rains in New Delhi on...

School children running along a road as they enjoy the rains in New Delhi on...

People gathered to form a shape of rhino to mark the 8th anniversary of World Rhino Day outside...

People gathered to form a shape of rhino to mark the 8th anniversary of World Rhino Day outside...

Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park...

Two stag deer are seen through the mist at dawn during the annual rutting season in Richmond Park...

Missiles are displayed as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends an armed forces parade in ...

Missiles are displayed as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends an armed forces parade in ...

Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Vehicles wade through a flooded road after heavy rains in Thane district of Maharashtra on...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo closes his eyes during Spanish the La Liga soccer match between...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.