Gangster hacked to death

Anil had actively campaigned during BBMP elections

Anil, an alleged notorious hoodlum who had campaigned for a BJP candidate in the recent Palike elections was done to death near Mariyamma temple in Shastrinagar, police said. Anil’s friend, Naveen was killed near Nandini Hotel in Jayanagar last November. Police suspect the murder to be the fall-out of an inter-gang rivalry.

Police had arrested Kodanda, a rival gangster suspecting him to be behind Naveen’s killing.

However, he was released on bail recently. Anil had allegedly vowed to eliminate Kodanda. Police believe that Anil's murder was orchestrated as a pre-emptive assault by Kodanda.

The police are also investigating whether Anil's murder had any political overtones. According to sources, Anil's "enthusiastic" campaigning for a BJP candidate might have unsettled the latter's political rivals.

Valuables stolen

Thieves struck at a house in Mico Layout on Friday night and fled with valuables.
Police said the thieves gained entry into the house of Shamala at 4th cross, 9th main, BTM Layout 1st stage, Mico Layout, through the terrace, and made away with a laptop and two cellphones worth Rs 35,000.

Chain snatched

A gold chain was stolen from a woman while she slept next to an open window in her house in Vijaynagar on Friday night.

The incident occurred at the house of Revathi, a resident of Binny Layout.

3 held for robbery plan

Three persons armed with deadly weapons, who were allegedly planning to rob pedestrians of their valuables in Wilson Garden on Friday evening, were arrested by the police.

Irfan Khan (19), Shaikh Ali (24), residents of Jayanagar 1st Block, and Mohammad Azam Khan (19) of Vinayaknagar were arrested around 7 pm near the Elephant Park.

Recovering a motorcycle and weapons to be used in the suspects' operation, the Wilson Garden police have booked a case under Sections 399 (preparing to commit dacoity) and 402 (assembling in order to commit dacoity) of the IPC.

Fake currency: 2 arrested

Two persons from West Bengal, who were attempting to buy vegetables with a counterfeit 500-rupee note at a vegetable stall at M D Circle near City Market here on Friday landed in police net.

After their arrest, Zakir Hussain (32) and Bisharat Shaikh (25), natives of West Bengal's Malda district led police to recover 100 counterfeit notes of Rs 500 denomination and 50 of Rs 1,000 denomination, totalling Rs 1.05 lakh in all, that they had stacked in their lodge in Halasur, the police said.

 The police also seized genuine currency worth Rs 5,350 from their room.
The two men were allegedly part of a wider network which circulates fake currency notes in the City.

A case under Sections 489 (B) and (C) of the IPC has been booked.

One held for cheating

The Chickpet police arrested a person from Chennai on charges of cheating. The accused, R Raghavan (51) from West Mahabalam in Chennai, would show people a fake medical certificate claiming his son was suffering from some serious illness and demand financial help from them.

After a few persons informed the police about Raghavan’s activities, he was arrested in Chickpet and the fake medical certificate was recovered.

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