Man held for rowdy sheeter's murder

Kushalnagar Circle Inspector P Basavaraju said the accused was arrested on specific information that he was travelling from Mysore district to Kushalnagar. Mohammed Asif, a resident of Ammunje in Bantwal taluk, has been handed over to Bantwal police. It can be recalled here that a group of miscreants had brutally murdered Candle Santhu in the day light on February 18, 2009 at Badakabailu in Bantwal police station limits of Dakshina Kannada. Investigations have revealed that underworld criminal Madoor Isubu had given ‘supari’ to one Sulaiman of Karkala for eliminating Candle Santhu, and Asif was leading the team who murdered Santhu. Police have already nabbed 11 persons in this connection, of whom 10 have got bail from the District Fast Track Court.  In the meantime, Iqbal, one of the accused had been caught by Emigration officials in Mumbai airport recently when he was trying to flee to a foreign country. He was handed over to Bantwal police.

Kerosene  seized

Mangalore South police personnel under the direction of Assistant superintendent of police Amit Singh conducted a raid and unearthed kerosene and diesel illegally stored near Valencia, worth Rs 2 lakh on Saturday.   According to police, the kerosene and diesel stored belongs to Alvin Mascarenhas, who is running a ration store in Gorigudda. The illegal storage was found in a timber depot building. The fuel stored illegally included approximately 4,000 litres of kerosene and 2,000 litres of diesel.    

BSNL office burgled

Some unidentified miscreants gained entry into a BSNL office at Sri Ram Arcade in Udupi and decamped with Rs 1.69 lakh.  

Cheating case

A cheating case has been registered against a mother-daughter duo for allegedly withdrawing money from the bank accounts of their neighbour, fraudulently.

In a complaint registered with the Barke Police, Martha D’Souza, a resident of Kodical, alleged that accused Olivia Tellis and her daughter Natasha Tellis had obtained signed cheque leaves from her cleverly using ‘black magic’. Later, the duo withdrawn lakhs of rupees from the bank accounts of the complainant.  However, Martha came to know from the banks much later that money deposited in her accounts were all withdrawn by the accused.

The FIR also states that when Martha made request to return the amount and cheque leaves, the accused threatened her. Barke Sub Inspector Rekha Bai told Deccan Herald that the accused were out on bail and the investigation is in progress.

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