Police rescue two kidnapped realtors from RR Nagar house

Police rescue two kidnapped realtors from RR Nagar house

Arrest gang led by couple from Ballari for the crime

Police rescue two kidnapped realtors from RR Nagar house

 The Bengaluru police have rescued two realtors from Tamil Nadu who were kidnapped from near Hebbal here on August 21, by arresting an eight-member gang. The suspects had made the friends and relatives of the two realtors to deposit Rs 9 lakh into a bank account.

Dr P S Harsha, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast) told DH, “On Tuesday (August 23, 2016), the police surrounded the house in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar where the two were held captive. We arrested seven men and rescued the victims. Another person Jhanavi who was handling the bank accounts was arrested from Ballari.”

The police recovered one kg gold, two fully loaded revolvers, a BMW car and Rs 9 lakh cash from them. The arrested are Nagaraju, 41 and his wife Injumurri Sangeetha alias Jhanavi, 36 and their associates Noor Mohammed, 32, Iqbal Hussain, 36, all residents of Ballari and Sriram Reddy, 30, a resident of Banashankari, Shashank, 23, a resident of Hosakerehalli, Arun Raj, 25 and Shanthraj, 21, both residents of Srinagar in Bengaluru

Around 2 am on August 21, Muthu Kumar and Madan Kumar, both real estate businessmen and their friends Manikanta, a M Tech student, all from Tamil Nadu, stopped their BMW car in which they were travelling at Prakruthi Cross Road apartment near Kariyannapalya, off Hebbal on the Outer Ring road. The gang led by Nagaraju attacked the trio.

While Manikanta, who was driving the car, managed to escape, Muthu and Madan were severly beaten up. The suspects bundled the duo into the BMW car and drove to Raja Rajeshwari Nagar. They kept them in a house there and threatened them at gun point. They asked them to inform their friends and relatives to credit Rs 9 lakh cash into their bank account through online transaction. As the cash was credited, Jhanavi withdrew the money from a bank in Ballari, said the police.

Meanwhile, Manikanta informed his family about the incident and they approached the Amruthahalli police station and registered a case. A special team was formed to rescue the kidnapped businessmen.

“We started tracking down a few mobile phone numbers from which the suspects had contacted the victims’ relatives. We learnt that they were at a house belonging to one of the suspects in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar. The police traced the house and kept a watch on the suspects’ movement,’’ Dr Harsha who lead the operations said.

 There is a history sheet against Nagaraju in the Gandhi Nagar police station in Ballari. He and his associates have several cases against them in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and other neighbouring states. Nagaraju always wears around one kg of gold ornaments and travels in an Audi car. Nagaraju is regularly seen with small-time local politicians in Ballari, mentioned the police.

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