Gangster's murder case goes to CCB

Gangster's murder case goes to CCB

Gangster Lakshmana

A day after Lakshmana (42), the city's richest gangster, was hacked to death, the case has been transferred to the Central Crime Branch (CCB).

City police commissioner T Suneel Kumar, taking into consideration the seriousness of the case, has transferred the case to the CCB.

Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Alok Kumar said, "We have sought all evidence in the case from the jurisdictional police. We will arrest the assailants soon."

Out on bail two weeks ago, Lakshmana, who had over 25 criminal cases against him, was hacked to death by a five-member gang near the Iskcon Temple on the busy Chord Road in Mahalakshmi Layout of Western Bengaluru on Thursday afternoon.

The entire incident was recorded in a CCTV camera installed at an apartment building. The police are examining the video. They are also gathering information about the possible disputes that Lakshmana had with other gangs.