Assistant SI Sells Government Land to Toyota Staff, Arrested

An assistant sub-inspector allegedly forged documents and sold government land on the outskirts of Bangalore to employees of a Toyota factory.

Published: 06th December 2013 07:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2013 07:49 AM   |  A+A-

An assistant sub-inspector allegedly forged documents and sold government land on the outskirts of Bangalore to employees of a Toyota factory.

Kumbalagodu police on Wednesday arrested Jagadeesh (54), who allegedly created counterfeit papers relating to government land in Doddabele, just off the Bangalore-Mysore private expressway. Attached to the Channapatana police station and hailing from Bangalore, Jagadeesh also created a seal of the revenue department, police said. 

Collaborating with a 14-member gang, he sold government land to employees of the Toyota manufacturing plant in Bidadi. When buyers found the documents suspect, they approached the police. Preliminary investigations reportedly revealed that Jagadeesh had pocketed a good share of the booty. His gang was arrested two months ago and told the police about Jagadeesh’s role during interrogation.

Gym Instructor Ends Life

A 34-year-old gym instructor allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house at Rajarajeshwari Nagar on Mysore Road on Thursday. The deceased was engaged and scheduled to be married on January 18.

The deceased has been identified as  Vijay Janardhan Rao. Police said Vijay may have taken the extreme step when he was alone at home as his family had gone for a wedding. When his father called him on his mobile phone to check on his wedding invitation cards at a printing press, Vijay said he had a stomach ache and would go after 12 pm. When Vijay did not go to the printing press or respond to calls, his father went to his house and found him hanging.

Police found no suicide note and are yet to ascertain the reason behind the suicide. Rajarajeshwari Nagar police are investigating.

Man Killed in Vehicle Collision

A 34-year-old man was killed while four others were severely injured when the autorickshaw they were travelling in collided with a speeding tractor on B Palya Road in Chikkajala on Thursday evening.

The deceased has been identified as Aslam Pasha, a daily wager. The injured were admitted to a nearby private hospital and their condition is said to be serious. They are all residents of Rajak Palya.

Police said the accident occurred at 6.45 pm when they were on their way home after work. A speeding tractor coming from the opposite director collided with the auto and Pasha died on the spot. The tractor driver fled from the scene after the incident. Chikkjala Traffic police are investigating.

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