Robbers' car knocks down cops on chase

Robbers' car knocks down cops on chase

Two policemen attached to Kamakshipalya police station were injured when a runaway car carrying two unidentified men knocked them down on Outer Ring Road on Monday night.

Head constable Venkataswamy (50) and constable Riyaz Ahmad (28) were rushed to a private hospital at Basaveshwarnagar where Venkataswamy is recovering. Riyaz was treated as an outpatient.

The cops were hard on the heels of the car carrying two men who had robbed a hotel worker at Deepanjalinagar.

According to police, Jagadish (30), an employee at a hotel in Banaswadi and resident of Kottigepalya 3rd Main, 7th Cross, was waiting for a bus at Deepanjalinagar around 10.45 pm, when two men driving a car offered to drop him.

When Jagadish got into the car, they brandished a knife, snatched his gold chain and Rs 3,000 in cash, pushed him out near Sumanahalli junction and drove off towards Malagal.

Jagadish narrated the incident to Venkataswamy and Riyaz, who were on night patrol at Sumanahalli junction, the police said.

A little later, Jagadish spotted the suspects’ car at the junction and alerted the policemen who chased them on their Cheetah motorbike and overtook them after a kilometre on the Outer Ring Road.

But before they could get off their bike, the suspects knocked them down and fled, police said.

Prostitution racket busted

The City Crime Branch police arrested two persons for allegedly running a high-profile prostitution racket, and recovered Rs 90,000, a cellphone and a car.

The suspects are Pinky Jain alias Payal (26) of Mumbai and Irfan (21). Pinky lives with her husband Praveen Jain at Grape Garden adjacent to Viveknagar police station. Irfan is Pinky’s car driver and a resident of Viveknagar.

On a tip, police raided a hotel at Anand Rao Circle and arrested them. Pinky allegedly supplied women movie stars and artistes for flesh trade.

Hunsur kidnap case transferred to CCB

Hunsur police who registered a case pertaining to kidnap and murder of H M Sudheendra and H S Vighnesh, have transferred it to Central Crime Branch (CCB), Bangalore, reports DHNS from Mysore.

The Bangalore police will now investigate the case. However, it is not known whether the murder case registered by Chikkaballapur police will also be transferred to the counterparts in Bangalore.

Sudheendra and Vighnesh, were allegedly kidnapped on June 8 and murdered on June 11. 

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