Charge sheet filed in SI murder case

The Nelamangala Town police on Thursday submitted a charge sheet in the jurisdictional court against five men on charges of murdering police sub-inspector (SI) Jagadish in October 2015.

Madhu, Harish Babu, Thimakka, Raghu and Hanumanth Rao have been booked under IPC Sections 333, 302, 307, 397, 75, 201 and 212.

As many as 72 witnesses were heard in connection with the murder of the police officer. The police have also recovered valuables from the accused.

According to the police, it came to light during the investigation that Madhu held the SI and Harish Babu stabbed him repeatedly. Hanumantha Rao, a native of Kurnool, helped Madhu and Babu financially and also assisted the duo in fleeing to Nagpur. The gun which was taken away from the SI was recovered in a room of a lodge in Mantralayam, the police said.

Jagadish, 34, was attached to the Doddaballapur police station. He was trailing Madhu and Babu, who were wanted in several cases of robbery and dacoity.

Jagadish received information that the duo had come to a bike showroom in Nelamangala. Jagadish, along with four constables, noticed them. The duo started running and Jagadish chased them.

The SI fell into a pit and gaining advantage, the duo stabbed him to death, the police said.

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