Missing man held in gangster murder case

Missing man held in gangster murder case

Gangster Lakshmana

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police shot and captured the rowdy Akash alias Maleraya (24) in connection with the gangster Lakshmana murder case.

With Akash’s arrest, all nine accused in the murder case are now in police custody. Akash, the fifth accused in Lakshmana’s murder, has been absconding since the incident on March 7. He faces charges of murder, attempt to murder and dacoity.

On receiving information that Akash is hiding in Poornaprajna Nagar near Uttarahalli, a team of cops headed by CCB inspector Murugendraiah rushed to the spot around 5 am on Wednesday.

On seeing the cops, Akash tried to flee and assaulted head constable Arun Kumar who tried to catch him. Inspector Murugendraiah shot him on the leg in self defence and arrested him.

The cops shifted Akash and their injured colleague Arun Kumar to Victoria Hospital where doctors said the accused is recovering slowly.

Akash was accused of involvement in murdering rowdy Ambode in Channapatna. He is a close friend of rowdy Hemant, who is also arrested in the case. He joined the group that murdered Lakshmana believing that he would become famous for slaying a gangster.

He also joined the gang after assurances that the rest of the members would take care if something happens to him in the case.

Akash is the third gang member whom the cops arrested by shooting on the leg.