Big haul: CCB sleuths nab 14, crack three cases

Cash, vehicles worth Rs 18.98 lakh recovered from arrested

In three separate cases, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have arrested 14 persons, including 10 persons for dacoity, and a minor for vehicle lifting. The CCB police claimed to have solved three separate cases and recovered cash and vehicles worth Rs 18.98 lakh from the suspects. 

The CCB police have arrested 10 persons on charges of dacoity. The arrested are Bhagya (34) of Shankar Mutt in Mandya; Madhusudan (22) of Lashkar Mohalla; S Sharath Kumar (27), and C Arjun (20) of Nazarbad; M D Ravikumar (28) of Kyatamaranahalli; R Manjunath (23) from Vidyanagar; C Karthik (25), N Darshan and Satish (20), all residents of Yaraganahalli in Mysuru; and B C Sunil (24) from Bidarahalli Hundi in Srirangapatna taluk.

Police Commissioner Dr A Subramanyeshwar Rao said, “While Bhagya is a habitual offender, who has been charged under ‘Arms Act’ for possessing illegal weapon, and assault case, others are first-time offenders.”

The suspects had robbed businessman Dwarakeesh of Rs 16.75 lakh on December 27 when he was transporting cash in a car on the Outer Ring Road near Koppaluru in Mysuru. A case had been registered with Vidyaranyapuram police.

In the second case, Narasimharaja police arrested a 17-year-old boy on charge of stealing vehicles. Dr Rao said, “The suspect was involved in 14 theft cases reported from Shivamogga, Arsikere, Hassan and Mysuru. The police have recovered five cars, nine motorbikes and gold ornaments weighing 104 grams, all worth Rs 15 lakh.”

In the third case, Narasimharaja police arrested three persons on charge of stealing telephone cable. The police have identified the arrested as Narasimhamurthy (23) of Hulahalli in Nanjangud taluk; Kumar (38) of Yelwal hobli; and Nisar Khan (35)
of Ghousiya Nagar. The suspects stole wires to sell them as scrap.

The commissioner said the city police will act tough against rowdy-sheeters.

“We will go hard against rowdy elements and will not allow them to breathe easy in the city.”

RTI activist’s murder

On the murder of RTI activist Srinath, whose body was found near Srirangapatna recently, the commissioner said that Srirangapatna police are investigating the case. The deceased’s family members had filed a missing complaint with Kuvempu Nagar police in the city a day before the body was found.

Technology in traffic signal

The commissioner said the city would soon have signal lights with the latest technology.
“It (technology) will be oriented to provide feedback on traffic volume and automatically adjust timing as per vehicle density. The state government has sanctioned Rs 4 crore under MTrack for upgrading traffic signals and Rs 1.2 crore has already been released,” he said.

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