CCB cop fires at rowdy after machete attack

CCB cop fires at rowdy after machete attack

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The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police fired at a history-sheeter who attacked them with a machete when they went to arrest him. 

The accused Bharath, alias Slum Bharath, has 28 cases registered against him at various police stations, including four murders, seven attempt-to-murder and five kidnap cases. He was sent to judicial custody in one of the cases and released on bail a month ago. Bharath is a close associate of history-sheeter Lokesh, alias Mulama.

Bharath had recently attacked a witness who was about to depose against him in court in a dacoity case. Bharath had threatened him not to give a statement against him. But the victim alerted CCB officials and sought security, after which an angry Bharath attacked him.

CCB police sub-inspector Praveen and team received a tip-off that Bharath was in Kommaghatta near Kengeri. They went in mufti to arrest him. When Bharath attacked constable Hanumesh with a machete, Praveen fired at his leg in self-defence and arrested him. Later, both were rushed to a hospital.