2 fake currency pushers caught

2 fake currency pushers caught

The Kalasipalyam Police arrested two men who were trying to push fake currency notes in the area.

The arrested have been identified as Srinivas, 34, a resident of Tyagarajnagar. Based on the clues provided by him, the police arrested Hussain Basha, 65, a resident of Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh.

As many as 156 notes of Rs 500 denomination, six bundles of plain paper cut to the size of Rs 500 denomination, and other materials such as inkpads and black papers were seized from the duo.

The police said the notes were being circulated among gullible shopkeepers.

Based on reliable information, the police arrested Srinivas on Thursday and seized around 50 fake notes of Rs 500 denomination from him.

During interrogation, he revealed that a person from Anantapur was the source of the fake notes.

The police laid a trap for Hussain by making Srinivas call him on the phone.

Cops in plain clothes then travelled to Bagepalli along with Srinivas and as soon as they spotted Hussain, they arrested him.

A couple of his accomplices fled the spot.

A case has been registered and a manhunt launched to nab Krishnappa, Manju, Keshav and Anji who are absconding.

Pirated CDs racket busted

CCB sleuths arrested two persons and seized pirated CDs from their shop on Tannery Road on Friday.

According to police, Syed Faizal, 19, and Ashwaq Ahmed, 25, were arrested and pirated CDs of recently released movies of different languages were recovered after raiding two shops on Tannery Road.

Police said the arrested told them that they were receiving pirated CDs and DVDs from Sikandar and selling them, for the past six months.

The police have launched a manhunt for  Sikandar. A case has been registered.

Six held for murder

The South Division police arrested six persons and claimed to have cracked the murder case of Deepak Rao, who was hacked to death in Gavipuram on May 25.

The arrested are Devaraj, 22, Gangadhar, 23, Abhishek, 21, Bharath Kumar, 23, Manjunath, 22, and Manjunath alias Patte, 21, all residents of the City and close associates of Cycle Ravi.

Police said they were picked up based on the information gathered. During interrogation, it was revealed that earlier Gangadhar, along with others, had hacked Vinay, a friend of Rao, to death.

He had also warned Rao not to enter the area again.

Rao’s family members, worried about his safety, had shifted their residence to Sampangiramanagar.

On May 25, Rao went to visit his uncle’s house in Gavipuram, which led to an argument between Rao and Gangadhar.

In the evening, Gangadhar, along with the others, confronted Rao and hacked him to death.

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