DCP goes ghost hunting

Says he was curious and decided to visit the HC corridors


This is how Deputy Commissioner of Police (Vidhana Soudha Security) Kumaraswamy reacted when asked to comment on his ‘ghost hunting trip’ to the High Court on Wednesday night.

A section of the media had reported about a “ghost” menace in and around the HC premises. Some people had claimed that they spotted a woman in white attire making strange sounds and wandering in the HC corridors.

It is also said that some of the hotel workers in the HC premises fell sick recently due to ghost menace.

After a lot of speculations and rumours, the DCP decided to visit the HC corridors during late in the night during Amavasya Day (Wednesday).

When asked, Kumaraswamy said he was curious after hearing such stories and decided to visit the HC corridors. He obtained permission from the higher ups to visit all the corridors, he said.

Cobbler run over

A cobbler was run over by road roller on 9th Cross, Dasarahalli Main Road in BRI Colony Kamaskshipalya on Wednesday evening. The victim, Venkatesh alias Doddaiah (42) was returning home after attending a funeral.

Mechanic commits suicide

A 35-year-old auto mechanic hanged himself at his garage in Banashankari II Stage on Wednesday. The body of the deceased Krishna was found hanging in the bathroom. The police said, Krishna and his brother were running the garage and shared the income. Krishna was reportedly an alcoholic and was into gambling and had raised loans.

Woman robbed

Two motorcycle-borne miscreants targeted a working woman and snatched away her mangalsutra worth around Rs 45,000 in Jayanagar on Tuesday night. The complainant Rashmi, working for a Big Bazaar outlet was on her way home. She got down from the bus and while walking near Jayanagar 9th Block, the duo  came from behind and snatched her gold chain.

Producer in police net

The Cubbon Park police have arrested a Kannada film producer in connection with a cheating case. B A Srinivas, who is producing ‘Mussanjeya Gelati’ had failed to appear before the court for a hearing, police said. A cheating case was was registered against him in 1999 after he allegedly duped a person for Rs 35 lakh. Two separate cases have been registered with the Jayanagar and Jalahalli police stations in this regard. He had failed to appear before the court for hearing, added the police.

One held

The Commercial Street police arrested one person while he was allegedly trying to circulate a fake currency note and recovered two currency notes of Rs 500 denomination on Wednesday. The accused has been identified as Jahangir Sheikh (21) from Uttar Pradesh.

Sheikh purchased a T shirt in a shop in Commercial Street and gave Rs 500. The shop keeper grew suspicious after verifying the note and informed the police. Two of Sheikh’s associates are absconding. Sheikh is a painter in ITPL, added the police.

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