Rowdies vandalise vehicles in Bengaluru, one shot at
BENGALURU: Banashankari police opened fire at a notorious rowdy when he attacked a police inspector in a bid to escape on Thursday. The injured inspector Puttaswamy is recovering in a private hospital. The rowdy belonged to a gang which was involved in vandalising vehicles in some of the localities in South division.
Based on a tip off, two inspectors — Puttaswamy along with B K Shekar of Basavanagudi police station, chased Bhoja in the early hours. In a bid to escape, he attacked Puttaswamy with a dagger and inspector Shekar opened fire at him in order to defend his fellow officer. Bhoja received a bullet injury in his left leg. Later, his associates surrendered.“Bhoja was involved in a murder case and he had attacked one Harish in 2015. Banashankari police booked the gang under several sections including extensive damage to property,” the officer added.