Cops fire at two rowdies who attacked them to dodge arrest

Cops fire at two rowdies who attacked them to dodge arrest

Two history-sheeters who dodged arrest by attacking a group of policemen with guns and machetes were shot and captured.

Following the shooting, which occurred at 7 am on Sunday near Banashankari  6th Stage in South Bengaluru, the two history-sheeters, Paramesh alias Parmi (30) and Santosh alias Dombi, were shifted to Victoria Hospital.

Head constable Santosh and constable Suresh, both injured during the incident, were later discharged from the hospital after treatment.  

The two history-sheeters have nine cases against them, including murder, attempted murder and dacoity. They have been involved with rowdy elements since 2006. In all, they have history sheets against them in Thalaghattapura, Subramanyapura and Konanakunte police stations.

Santosh, a history-sheeter  at Thalaghattapura police station, has four cases against him, while police have been on the lookout for Paramesh for the past two-and-a-half years.

A senior police officer said Paramesh was involved in the murders of Anjanapura realtor Aswathanarayana Shetty in 2012 and a financier in Subramanyapura in 2014.

He was in judicial custody for six months and was released on bail, after which he went underground. Paramesh did not cooperate in the investigation and failed to appear for court hearings.

Police formed a special team to arrest him after he allegedly killed another history-sheeter Umesh alias Vasu in April 2017 by crashing into a shed in BDA Layout near Avalahalli.

Police said Paramesh hid in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala and had frequent rendezvous with his associates in Mysuru. Learning this, Thalaghattapura police inspector Shivaswamy formed a team and set out for Mysuru to nab the history-sheeter, but Paramesh dodged arrest.

Police then tracked his phone call details and learnt that he was entering Bengaluru from NICE Road on Sunday morning, and lay in waiting for him near Chikka Gowdanapalya.

As they intercepted Paramesh's car around 7 am, Santosh attacked the police with a  machete and injured their hands. Sub-inspector Shivakumar retaliated by firing at his legs.

Paramesh then got off the car and squeezed a few rounds at the police, while the inspector aimed a shot at his legs and injured him.  

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