Ex-staffer creates ruckus in software firm

His entry into the campus with chopper exposes security lapses in the MNC

The Electronic City police arrested Siraj Ahmed (32), a resident of HBR Layout. He is married and has a child. His wife works for Accenture. The police said, around 1.20 pm, Siraj sneaked into the campus and started screaming, “They have robbed my brains.” He took out a chopper from his bag, swung it wildly and started attacking the employees.
He targeted employees Hemalatha and Ashish, who happened to pass the place. Meanwhile, Siraj spotted Manikyam, a worker, and started chasing him. While running for his life, Manikyam tripped and fell into a ditch and got injured. However, Siraj was overpowered and handed over to the police. The three injured are being treated at the hospital.

The police have booked an attempt-to-murder case against Siraj and are also looking into the security lapses angle.

In 2006, Siraj worked for HP and due to some reasons, his service was terminated. “We are trying to find out how Siraj hoodwinked the Group 4 security agency personnel and entered the campus with a chopper. At times, our policemen are made to wait outside the gate for hours together, but in this case, a former employee has walked in freely. This shows that there has been a serious security lapse,” said a senior police officer.
During interrogation, Siraj claimed his wife had deserted him and was living with his daughter in Banashankari. Now, he is staying with his mother in HBR Layout. However, the police say that Siraj is constantly changing his version.

Chain snatcher caught

Alert public and police caught a youth, while he and his friend were trying to snatch a gold chain from a software engineer.

Accused Dhananjay, who works as a vehicle recovery agent for a multinational bank, has been arrested. The police said, around 3.30 pm, Dhananjay and his friend spotted a software engineer and tried to snatch his chain.

However, when the victim raised an alarm, some people started chasing the miscreants. In the meantime, police control room was also alerted. Immediately, Hoysala and Cheetah patrolling vehicles arrived and nabbed Dhananjay. His friend managed to escape near K R Puram bridge.

In another incident, motorcycle-borne miscreants managed to snatch a gold chain worth Rs 1.5 lakh from a Yelahanka New Town resident on Tuesday.

Complainant Gowramma said a youth claiming to be an electrician came to her house and started a conversation. In no time he snatched the chain and fled.

In a similar incident, a miscreant snatched a gold chian worth Rs 60,000 from Geetha, a resident of Subramanyanagar. She was on her way to buy milk in the morning. In yet another incident, Shilpa, a resident of Subramanyapura, was relieved of her gold chain worth Rs 50,000.

Postponed

The City police have postponed the date to issue licences to set up cracker stalls at various grounds under BBMP limits.

Lottery to award licences will now be held on October 12 at 3 pm at BRV Parade Maidan instead of October 8.

The police had received applications from public to set up stalls from October 3 to 5 at DCP, CAR Centre, Mysore Road.

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