3 held for attack on AC, tahsildar

The Davangere Rural police on Sunday arrested three persons on charges of assaulting Davangere assistant commissioner and tahsildar, and attempting to kill them.

The arrested have been identified as Umapathy, a warehouse owner, his son Prashanth, and Kiran Naik, all from Halebathi village in Davangere taluk.

They reportedly assaulted assistant commissioner  B T Kumaraswamy, tahsildar Santhosh Kumar and other officials when they went to raid the warehouse following complaints that rice supplied under the Anna Bhagya scheme was illegally stored there. The trio were reportedly involved in diversion of PDS rice into open market. 

On a tip-off, the officials raided the warehouse and poultry farmshed owned by Umapathy at Halebatthi village. The officials seized 550 bags of Anna Bhagya rice, besides a truck and a tractor during the raid on Saturday.

The trio was accused of assaulting the officials and attempting to kill them by running a truck over them. A case was registered at the Davangere Rural police station.

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