City cops held in Bangarpet for extortion

 
In a clear case of fence eating the crop, the arrested - PSI Raju, constables Shivalingaiah, Rahim and Prasad - used to claim themselves as staff attached to Kolar Gold Fields police station and extract money from drivers of lorries transporting rice from Andhra Pradesh. Venturing into money-making, the Bangarpet police said.
On Friday, they stopped a rice lorry and demanded bribe. The lorry driver who grew suspicious, left the place on the pretext of bringing money. He straightaway went to Bangarpet police station and alerted the police. As the town police came to spot along with the lorry driver, Raju and constables fled the scene. Later, they were arrested near Mulbagal.

7 chain-snatchers nabbed

The Jayanagar police arrested seven inter-state chain-snatchers and recovered gold chains, five bikes and an autorickshaw worth Rs 12 lakh. The accused are Aravind Kumar Tripathi and Akhilesh Pandey, both from Gonda district in UP, Abdul Rawoof of Kadapa district in AP, Babajan of Chikkaballapur, Abdul Imran, Nawaz Sharif and Zameer all from Bangalore.

Vehicle lifters held

The KG Halli police have recovered ten stolen cars worth Rs 60 lakh by arresting one Syed Basheer of Shivajinagar. He had stolen the cars from different areas in Mumbai and Bangalore with the help of his associates. He had sold the cars changing number plates. The police arrested him when he was trying to sell a stolen car near Bilal Masjid on Nagawara Main Road.

In another case, the CCB sleuths arrested Shivaraj, M Narayanswamy, Shivakumar, Suresh, Ravi Kumar and Anil Kumar and recovered 30 two-wheelers worth Rs 20 lakh. They had stolen the bikes from Kamakshipalya, Peenya, Rajgopalanagar, Vijayanagar, Banashankari, Mahadevapura, Banaswadi, K S Layout and Yelahanka New Town and sold them in Bangalore, Nelamangala and Hiriyurdurga.

Abductors arrested

The Indiranagar police have arrested three persons in connection with the abduction of one Kalimuthu.

The arrested Vasu, Raja and Lokesh along with their accomplices had abducted Kalimuthu on Nov 9 on Kadiraianapalya Road. They had snatched his two-wheeler and locked him in a house on Hosur road, demanding a ransom of Rs 80,000 for release. However, the victim was released on payment of Rs 10,000 by his wife. But the accused retained the bike with them saying that it would be returned after payment of the balance. Police swung into action following a complaint by Kalimuthu and arrested the trio. Search is on to nab the accomplices, the police said.

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