Notorious gangster shot at, arrested

Notorious gangster shot at, arrested

 The Byappanahalli police opened fire and caught a notorious gangster who murdered a cab driver in Nagawarapalya. He was also involved in over 50 robberies cases.

On December 3, Muralidhara (25) stabbed to death the cab driver Mohan after he refused to share alcohol. Mohan’s friend Sandeep rushed him to hospital but he died on his way. Sandeep later filed a complaint with police.

The murder was captured on CCTV camera, and based on the footage, police had arrested Muralidhara's associate Peter and his juvenile gang. The police formed a special team to nab Muralidhara.

Based on a tip-off, around 3.30 am on Thursday, inspector Ramesh and his team were checking vehicles at Kattalipalya Road. Muralidhar who was taking the stretch on a bike tried to take a U-turn after he noticed police. The police team then surrounded him. Muralidhar attacked head constable Vijay Kumar with a knife and tried to escape. Ramesh fired at his left leg and nabbed him.

Murali is native of Jogupalya and a notorious gangster. He used to target motorists and cab drivers in the east-division with the help of his juvenile gang. There are nearly 50 robbery cases against him in JB Nagar, Pulakeshinagar, Banaswadi and various other station.