Ornaments worth Rs 20L stolen

Thieves struck at a house in Padmanabhanagar on Saturday and made away with gold and diamond ornaments worth Rs 20 lakh, said the Banashankari police.

B V Kumar, 62, a resident of 11th cross, Padmanabhanagar, told the police that he and his family members went out for shopping at 7 pm and returned after some time. He was shocked to find the house ransacked. Upon verification, he found the gold and diamond ornaments missing and the rear door partially open, he said.

BMTC bus kills biker

Kishore Kumar K, 23, who was riding a two-wheeler, was killed on the spot when a BMTC bus rammed him from behind on Magadi Road on Sunday afternoon. He was a resident of 11th Cross on Magadi Road, said the police.

The accident occurred at 2.30 pm. The speeding BMTC bus driver lost control and rammed Kumar’s bike from behind near  Sheshadripuram Independent PU College. He was killed on the spot, added the police. Kishore was employed at a jewellery shop on Avenue Road. The police have arrested the driver.

Strict measures

The City traffic police have decided to deal sternly with those driving vehicles under the influence of alcohol from April 1.

 The police will explore the possibilities of using the provisions under the Indian Motor Vehicles Act, said a senior police officer.

The police would confiscate driving licences of those found indulging in drunken driving and would write to the Regional Transport Authorities to cancel the driving licences of such offenders. The police would also book such offenders, the officer said.

The traffic police had tightened security checks at various places across the City on Saturday night. The police had set up checking points at 133 places all over the City between 9 pm to 2 am. They checked as many as 13,442 vehicles.

Of these, drivers in as many as 1,076 were found to be drunk. Of these, 1064 were male. Peenya contributed for more violations as 80 drunken driving cases were booked there, the police said.

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