Treasure hunt: Eight arrested


The accused are Najeem (23), Ajjam (25), Munnavar (18), Rizwan (22), Wasim (30), Aaleem (32), Shanaz (30) and Yosuf (34). The accused have been remanded to judicial custody and a case has been registered against them.

The incident occurred at the house of one Amir Jaan Babu, a resident of Govindaraja Nagar in Bangalore. Babu owns a house at Mosque road in Betamangal, KGF. It is said that Babu had borrowed Rs 3 lakh from one Najeem and had pledged his Betamangala house as security.

 Najeem along with his friends had arrived at Betamangala to inspect the house. Najeem’s friends convinced him of a hidden  treasure worth Rs 50 crore in the house. Acting on the advise of his friends, Najeem who had control over the house, vacated the tenants and started digging a pit measuring 10X10X10 (LWD) 15 days ago.

The accused carried out the digging in night after offering pooja. When Najeem failed to find a treasure he then called up Babu and demand the human sacrifice of one his (Babu) family members to get hold of the treasure.

Fearing his life Babu then lodged a complaint against the eight accused in Betamangala police station. The police team lead by SI Ashwathnarayan rounded up the accused on Saturday night when they were engaged in deepening the pit.

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