House burgled

 The incident occurred between 1 pm and 5 pm when Malathi, the 73-year-old resident was away from the house. The burglars gained entry into the house by breaking open the front door. A case has been registered.

Eight held for murder

 Eight persons out of the 11 who had allegedly bludgeoned a man to death over a property dispute last Tuesday in Kumaraswamy Layout have landed in the police net.

According to the police, Shivappa (25), Sharavan (28) and Manja (24) of Kanakanagar, Santosh Kumar (26), Narayanappa (50) and Mohan (24) of Kanakapura Road, Santosh (24) of Ilyasnagar, and Ganesh (31) of Chunchagatta Main Road had assaulted Venugopal alias Venu with knives, machetes and clubs after intercepting his car at Ilyasnagar 5th Main Road last Tuesday night.

Power theft

Energy Supply Companies (Escoms), in their statewide ride on electrical installations have imposed penalty of more than Rs 6.43 lakh for power theft on four flour mills.

The Gescom vigilance team has levied a fine of Rs 2.35 lakh on a flour mill in Balakundi village of Siraguppa taluk in Bellary district for drawing power directly from distribution lines.  The Haveri Vigilance Team of  Hescom caught one flour mill in Halagur village of Shiggaon taluk for committing power theft by bye-passing the meter. A penalty of Rs 1.44,945 has been imposed. 

In Chikkodi, a flour mill in Alakanoor village of Raibag Taluk was fined Rs 1.54 lakh for power theft.

 Criminal cases have been booked against all the mills.

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