'Althaf's kin remain tightlipped'

Currently, Althaf, who is a resident of Eskodi Basrikatte House near Punarooru in Talipadi village of Kinnigoli in Mulki police station limits, is absconding.

The Mulki police had reached Althaf’s house immediately after Bangalore City Police Commissioner Shankar Bidiri disclosed the information regarding his underworld connections. However, the kin of Althaf remained tightlipped when police reached there. Relatives told the police that they were not in touch with Althaf for the past 15 years.

Althaf’s father Abdul Khader Bawa too refuses to give details about him when the police interrogated. “Please do not ask anything about him. Before leaving home, he told us that he is leaving for Bangalore. However, he did not contact us so far after leaving home. We have no idea about his whereabouts or about his marital status,” Khader reportedly told the police.

Meanwhile, Mulki Sub Inspector Muniswamy Neelakantaiah told Deccan Herald that Althaf was in town to seek a bail in connection with a case in 2006. Hence, he said, “he should have contacted his parents and relatives then.”

Althaf is an accused in a case, where a driver of Mangalore College of Fisheries Sadashiva Bangera was assaulted at Kinnigoli. However, Althaf and his accomplice in the case Sukheshchandra, did not appear before the court after they were out on bail.

The court also had issued warrant against duo. A six-member team led by Althaf had made a futile attempt to kidnap a realtor of Bangalore by opening fire at him. Mulki police had arrested the miscreants at Kukkikatte then. Police has intensified search for Althaf, on whom a red corner notice has been issued.

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