Arrests made in destruction, assault cases

Police have arrested nine persons for their attempt to destroy the tomb at Guru Dattatreya Baba Budan Swamy Dargah premises at I D Peetha in Chikkamagaluru during the Datta Jayanthi celebrations.

T L Manjunath (32), Shivaraj alias Chinni (23), Naga alias Nagendra Poojary (23), Mohana (26), Ashoka (31) and Teju alias Tejassu (23) from Tudakur, Shrinath (26) from Aldur, H N Sandesh from Hosalli and Sumanth (20) from Kempanahalli are the arrested.

In a second such case, eight persons are arrested for assaulting a person called Annappa near lorry stand in Sante Maidan on Datta Jayanthi day.

The arrested are Avez Ahmed, Imran from Tamil Colony, Sohaib Ali alias Muhammed Ali from Sharif Galli, Muhammed Arif alais Arbaz, Ansif, Abdul Khader alias Roshan from Muniyammana Beedi, Safan Sheikh from Aksa Masjid road, Muhammed Ismail alias Navid from AKA colony.

In another case, nine persons are nabbed for assaulting an autorickshaw driver Vajid Khan and damaging the vehicle.

The arrested are K Y Chandrashekhar alias Chandraiah from Tumkur, Chandrashekhara, Chennabasavaiah alais Channabasu, Jayananda from Uddahosakere, Shashank from MR Road, Rajendra from Lakshmisha Nagar, H Suprith from Indavara, N M Madhu from Mallandur and Kartik from Kyatasandra.

Three others have been arrested for assaulting a person called Pravin (19) in Uppalli and causing damage to his motorbike.

The arrested are Sameer and Khalandar from Uppalli and Akbar from Kalludoddi, a press release said.

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