Mysore

Police crack three criminal cases; Kingpin Bhagya among 10 dacoits arrested

In three separate cases, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have arrested 14 persons, including 10 persons for dacoity, and a minor for vehicle lifting.

At a press meet held in the city on Thursday, the CCB police said that they have solved three separate cases and recovered cash and vehicles worth Rs 18.98 lakh from the suspects.

Dacoity

The CCB police have arrested ten persons on charges of dacoity. The arrested are Bhagya (34) of Shankar Mutt in Mandya; Madhusudan (22) of Lashkar Mohalla; S Sharath Kumar (27), and C Arjun (20) of Nazarbad; M D Ravikumar (28) of Kyatamaranahalli; R Manjunath (23) from Vidyanagar; C Karthik (25), N Darshan and Satish (20), all residents of Yaraganahalli in Mysuru; and B C Sunil (24) from Bidarahalli Hundi in Srirangapatna taluk.

City Police Commissioner Dr A Subramanyeshwar Rao said “While Bhagya is a habitual offender, who has been charged under ‘Arms Act’ for possessing illegal weapons, and assault case, others are first-time offenders. The accused had robbed businessman Dwarakeesh on December 27, 2016 when he was transporting cash in a car on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) near Koppaluru in Mysuru. A case has been registered with Vidyaranyapuram Police, here.

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Dacoity Kingpin Bhagya

In the second case, Narasimharaja Police arrested a 17-year-old boy on charges of stealing vehicles. Dr Rao said “The suspect was involved in 14 theft cases reported from Shivamogga, Arasikere, Hassan and Mysuru. The police have recovered five cars, nine motorbikes and gold ornaments weighing 104 grams, all worth Rs 15 lakh.”

In the third case, Narasimharaja Police arrested three persons on charges of stealing telephone cables. The police have identified the arrested as Narasimhamurthy (23) of Hulahalli in Nanjangud taluk; Kumar (38) of Yelwal hobli; and Nisar Khan (35) of Ghousiyanagar, here. The suspects stole wires to sell them as scrap.

Speaking on the occasion, Police Commissioner Dr Rao said the city would soon have signal lights with the latest technology.

“It (technology) will be oriented to provide feedback on traffic volume and automatically adjust timing as per vehicle density. The state government has sanctioned Rs 4 crore under MTrack for upgrading traffic signals and Rs 1.2 crore has already been released,” he added.

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