BENGALURU: Eight of the nine persons who were arrested for holding out death threats to politician Tata Ramesh and stocking weapons illegally, were produced before court on Wednesday. Gangster-turned-writer Sridhar is undergoing treatment for chest pain and police are yet to question him.
The city police had arrested the gang members, including Sridhar, and taken them into custody for interrogation. Sridhar, however, started complaining of chest pain and police could not take him into custody for quizzing.
Earlier on Tuesday, senior officials conducted a raid on the residence of Sridhar at ISRO Layout. His associate Bachchan and the prime suspect Rohith alias Onte were arrested for attack on politician and APMC president Kadabagere Srinivas.
“Sridhar gave shelter to Rohith after he was involved in an attempt to murder of Kadabagere Srinivas, who sustained bullet injuries in the attack. We are questioning Rohith to establish his exact role in the attack. We are also looking out for the assailants who opened fire at Srinivas on last Friday. We have decided to book all the accused under Goonda Act,” the police said.
Hemanth Nimbalkar, Additional Commissioner of Police (East) told Express that the investigation is going on and refused to divulge any further details.