BENGALURU: The MICO Layout police arrested two youths under the Goonda Act on Tuesday. The accused have been identified as Abubakar Mohammed Ilyas and Arshath Riyaz Pasha, both 19 years of age and residents of JP Nagar.
According to the police, the duo were involved in theft, extortion, robbery and assaults and cases have been registered against them at MICO Layout, JP Nagar, Chamarajpet and Ashok Nagar police stations.
The police arrested the duo based on a directive by the police commissioner on January 31. A case has been registered at MICO Layout police station.
Meanwhile, the Banaswadi police arrested two habitual offenders under the Goonda Act on Wednesday. The accused are Gerald Karthik (24), a resident of Ramaswamy Palya, and Krian (22), a resident of Lingarajpuram.
The men were involved in assaulting a Saudi Arabian national and setting afire bikes that belonged to people from the north-east, apart from other illegal activities, the police said.
They too were arrested based on a directive issued by the police commissioner, a source said.
Chain Snatcher Held: The North-East police have booked one Anand under the Goonda Act over numerous chain snatching cases. According to the city police, Anand mostly targeted women who were alone. The Yelahanka police have registered numerous cases against him.
5 Held for Plotting Murder, Dacoity
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police on Wednesday arrested a gang of five rowdies who were allegedly hatching a plot to murder the leader of a rival gang. Police said they were also planning a dacoity. Acting on a tip-off, the CCB arrested the five men who were working for a rowdy named Slum Bharath, who is serving time in jail.
The gang was planning a dacoity and plotting to kill a man named Kottambari Kumar, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Abhishek Goyal.
The arrested are Madhu, a rowdy-sheeter with at least 10 criminal cases pending against him, Sridhara, who is facing four criminal cases, Shivakumara, Vijaya Kumar and Salman.
Complaint Against Welfare Officer
A group of students from Ramanagaram district on Wednesday approached the Karnataka State Commission for Women against district social welfare officer Nagarajappa and accused him of not providing enough food for inmates of the Social Welfare Department’s hostels. Nagarajappa is also accused of speaking about sex in the presence of students, misbehaving with the cooks and not providing rooms for nursing students. Following the complaint, the commission’s chairperson Manjula Manasa visited one of the hostels.