Trichy gang tries for bail

According to sources, the accused were making constant efforts since the moment they were zeroed in on by the CCB police in Shirdi in Maharashtra recently. Two advocates from Mysore had made a bid when the accused were brought to Mysore, but had to retreat as the latter were booked under sections 420 (cheating) and 380 (theft) of IPC.

In case of only cheating, their chances of walking out on bail was brighter, sources said.
Maharashtra police who had taken the gang to their state on August 20, sought extension of their custody and the court granted permission till September 7. Recently, a police team from another station in the same state arrived in the city seeking their custody. Police from Andhra Pradesh, Shimoga and Chitradurga are also seeking their custody.

CCB police investigating into the theft of Rs 23.5 lakh from Karnataka Bank, D Devaraja Urs road branch, here solved cases pertaining to afore mentioned police stations limits.

Two drown

Two youths from the city who had been to immerse Ganesha idol at Varuna canal near Rammanahalli on Monday night, have met with their watery grave.

The deceased have been identified as Manjunath and Naveen Kumar of Kyatamaranahalli here. The duo, along with their friends, had been to the canal when the tragedy struck. The body of Manjunath was retrieved near Rayarahundi on Tuesday evening, while the search for another was still on when the last reports came in. South police have registered a case.

Wife, paramour held

Udayagiri police claim to have solved a murder case arresting two — including the victim’s wife.

The police had recovered the body of Afzal Pasha on August 25 with his head crushed with a boulder. When investigated, the needle of suspicion turned towards Shabana wife of the deceased. Afzal who knew about his wife’s extra-marital affair had taken to alcohol and used to quarrel with his spouse.

Hafeez had walked out of the jail recently. He was also arrested for the murder of Fairoz Khan under the same police station limits in 2003.

Police custody

A court here has remanded four accused of chain snatching — arrested by Vijayanagar police recently — to three days police custody. The accused who were produced before the court on Tuesday, have been remanded in police custody till September 8 for further investigation, said a source. Police had recovered articles worth Rs 10 lakh from them.

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