Raid on illegal LPG refilling unit

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Saturday raided an illegal LPG refilling unit and arrested two persons at Maruthinagar, Yelahanka. They also seized 180 LPG cylinders, four vehicles and gas refilling equipment.

The arrested are Ashok, 19, a resident of Yelahanka and Ranjith, 28, of Vidyaranyapura.

According to the police, Srinivas, the kingpin of the racket, was running the refilling unit behind his house. He had also stored 180 cylinders from various companies at the unit. They would transfer gas from domestic LPG cylinders to cylinders meant for commercial use. A manhunt has been launched to arrest Srinivas, the police said.
Seller of pirated films held

In another raid, the police arrested Shivakumar, 28, and recovered 2,440 DVDs of pirated films worth Rs 1.2 lakh from his shop in Vidyanagar Cross, Airport Road.

According to the police, Shivakumar, a resident of Bettahalasuru, sold pirated copies of new releases in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil and English besides blue films at his shop, Sri Shiva Telecom and Sri Shiva CD and DVD Library. He has been in the piracy business for the last six months. His partner in crime, Anand, a resident of Chintamani, helped him make the copies.

Sisters held for flesh trade

The City police arrested two sisters aged 26 years and 25 years, respectively, over charges of flesh trade when they raided a house in Dwarakanagar, Banashankari 3rd Stage. The police rescued a woman who the sisters had forced into prostitution. They also recovered Rs 2,000 and two cellphones.

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