Gang of armed robbers busted

A gang of four armed robbers, led by rowdy Santosh alias Apple Santosh, was apprehended by officers of the Central Crime Branch who raided their hideout on Kengeri Ring Road, following a tip that they were about to commit crime.

Santosh alias Apple Santu, 27; Ravi Kumar alias Beedi Ravi, 26; Lakshman alias Lux, 25; and Venkatesh alias Venki, 24, were plotting to murder their archrival Jagadeesha alias Tommy, police said. The four men have been booked by the Tavarekere police in the Kuri Krishna murder case.

With the arrest of the gang, a recent robbery case near Shirke Apartment a week ago and another in Jnanabharathi limits a month ago have been cracked.

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