Lady warden held for smuggling ganja

She could be imprisoned up to 10 years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh imposed under NDPS Act


The warden, Jotamma (45) was caught red-handed while she was handing over the consignment to a convict, Rizwan alias Amjad, the police said. Around 69 packets of ganja (850 gms) and nine sets of playing cards were seized from Jotamma. 

The incident came to light when another warden, Dilip Kumar Angadgi happened to see Jotamma handing over the packets to Rizwan, a Tannery Road resident, who is convicted in a Shivajinagar case.

The cops are searching Jotamma's residence in K S Layout and efforts are on to track others,  if any, connected with the racket, police said.

She is booked under NDPS Act and if proved guilty, she will get 10 years imprisonment and Rs 1 lakh fine, said BNS Reddy, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, South-East.
However, Jotamma pleaded innocence and said “some visitors requested me to hand over the parcel to Rizwan and they convinced that it is food packet.” Jotamma has been working at the Bangalore jail for the last five years. She is married with two children.
Meanwhile, the cops produced her in front of the magistrate and took her for 14 days police custody.

MNC employee robbed

Think twice before lending a helping hand to an unknown girl during odd hours. An MNC employee was tortured and robbed of his valuables during the wee hours of Tuesday on Hennur Ring Road.

Babu, the complainant and a resident of Mari Gold Apartments in Kasturinagar, said that around 1 am while he was heading home, he happened to bump into a girl near Forest Office, Nagwara signal, requesting for a lift. He added that a four member gang pounced on him and forcibly whisked him away in a Omni vehicle when he stopped the two-wheeler to inquire. While the vehicle was on the move, the gang took away his wallet, wrist watch, mobile phone. Later they took him to an ATM and threatened him to withdraw cash.

They injured him when he tried to play smart by giving wrong pin number. Finally, they snatched Rs 17,000 cash and other valuables and threw him out of the vehicle near Lumbini Gardens.

Interestingly, the cops are of the opinion that the girl could be a call girl and it was the handy work of an organised gang operating on the City ring roads.

Murder case cracked

The Banaswadi police cracked an old murder case of a youth found hanging from a tree in Mandya.

On August 6, 2009 Nagesh (22), an auto driver and a resident of Banaswadi was found dead near Pandavapura, Mandya. Nagesh originally hailed from Mandya. The rural police had then registered a case Under Natural Death.

The City police during a routine check, picked up habitual chain snatchers and during interrogation they confessed to have murdered Nagesh.

According to the police, the suspects, Anil (21) and Girish (22), both natives of Mandya and residents of Banaswadi confessed to the crime. The two invited Nagesh from his home town and helped him by getting an autorickshaw. Though Nagesh knew about his friends involvement in criminal activities, he continued to be their friend.

During one of their visits to Mandya, Anil started liking Nagesh's sister's friend. This irked Nagesh and he appraised the girl about Anil's activities.

Once Anil came to know that Nagesh had played spoil sport, he started pestering him to return the autorickshaw.

When their friendship soared Anil with the help of Girish decided to eliminate Nagesh.
They strangled him to death and in an attempt to keep the crime under wraps, they hung the body to a nearby tree.

Man commits suicide

A 42-year-old government press employee hanged himself at his Byraveshwara Nagar residence in Kengeri on Monday.

The deceased Narayanappa was a habitual drunkard, married with two children. The locality police are investigating the reason for the suicide.

Gang robs a woman

A gang sprayed chemicals and snatched away Rs 60,000 worth gold from a senior citizen in Kengeri on Tuesday.

The victim Chikkamma (65) in her complaint has stated that while she was on her way to Kodandarama Temple she happened to meet a woman and two guys.

During the course of conversation, they sprayed some chemicals and when she regained conscious, she realised that her gold chain (mangalasutra) and ear studs were missing.

4 children injured

Four school children suffered minor injuries after the school bus in which they were travelling rammed into a SUV near M K Pura on NICE Road on Tuesday morning.

The Talghattapura police said, the accident occurred around 9.30 am due to the reckless driving of the driver who took a U-turn without showing signal and rammed into a SUV. The bus belongs to a school near Konasandra.

Orissa man arrested

The HAL police have arrested a native of Orissa, Naisingh Das (24) and recovered jewellery worth over Rs 4 lakh. According to the police, Das was responsible for the burglary of a jewellery box belonging to Prassanna Khole, a resident of Annasandra Palya. Das was traced to Maharkul village in Kendraphada district of Orissa and nabbed.
The recovery includes 200 grams of jewellery, Rs 26,000 in cash and a motorcycle, which the accused reportedly bought with the stolen money.

The police said Das, along with an accomplice carried the theft out while working as painters at Khole’s home. The accused reportedly stole the box when Khole was shifting his house. The accomplice who has been identified as Prashant Patra is absconding.

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