History-sheeter attacks cop during arrest; shot in leg

History-sheeter attacks cop during arrest; shot in leg

A day after two habitual offenders were shot at, cops on Thursday opened fire at goon Muniraju alias Munna for attacking a police team that went to arrest him.

There are nine cases against Munna in Nandini Layout, Mahalakshmi Layout and Subramanyapura Layout police stations.

Munna is also wanted for attacking youths, a crime committed to flaunt his ‘dominion’ in the area.

On March 26, Munna and associates attacked Santhosh and Sudeep playing cricket in Muneshwara Block, Laggere with lethal weapons and fled. The duo were admitted to a hospital. Based on their statement, a complaint was registered. 

On Thursday morning, Nandini Layout police inspector B N Lohith received information about Munna’s hideout in Buddhanagar. He went along with a team to arrest him, but Munna attacked constable Basavaraju in a bid to escape. Lohith warned Munna to surrender but he tried to attack the police again. In self defense, Lohith shot at the rowdy’s leg and immobilised him. Munna and Basavaraju were later taken to separate hospitals.

Police have also registered a case against Munna for attacking the police.

N Shashi Kumar, DCP (North), said Munna was involved in Cauvery riots, assault, attempted murder and other cases.