Dance bar raided, 20 girls arrested

Dance bar raided, 20 girls arrested

In police net: Dance bar girls, arrested from a discotheque on St Mark’s Road, being taken to Cubbon Park police station on Thursday. DH Photo

The Cubbon Park police raided Topaz Wave’s Bar and Restaurant for conducting the live band illegally. A sum of Rs 71,800 in cash was also seized.

According to the police, Murali, the bar owner had employed 20 girls. Javed Khan, manager of the bar, has also been arrested.

However, Jawaregowda, joint proprietor, is absconding.

9 held for murder

The mobile phone of a person murdered eight months ago in Tavarekere has led to the arrest of nine persons allegedly involved in it.

Mohammad Akbar (25) and Habeeb-ul-Rahman (24) of Arakere Lakshmi Layout, Khaja Mohiuddin (32), Abdul Rahman (23) and Arshad (24) of Gurappanpalya, Syed Nemat (22) and Imran Khan (24) of Bismillah Nagar, Safeer Ahmad (24) of Balajinagar and Zaheer Khan (23) of Anekal had reportedly murdered one Madeyan, hailing from Dharmapuri district in Tamil Nadu after they found him with one Hajira of Subhashnagar at a park behind Tavarekere Petrol Bunk.

They were angry with his relationship with the girl of their religion. Before escaping from the crime scene, they had taken away his cell phone. Later, they passed it on to one Abdul Hafeez (18) of Marenahalli, who used it for a day before giving it to Arshad. The police traced the mobile phone in possession of one Taiyab Pasha (18) of Thilaknagar and Abdul Hafeez. This led the police to the accused. Several cell phones, a van and six two-wheelers have been recovered from them.

Tractor driver killed

A tractor driver was killed on the spot after his vehicle collided head-on with a tempo near Hennur Bande in the early hours of Thursday.

Keshav (26) died when the two vehicles rammed against each other at Yerapanahalli around 4 am. Tempo driver Ravi (40) of Rajajinagar has been arrested. Ramanjane, who was on the tractor, has sustained minor injuries.

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