Police intensify probe in Pai case

Published: 18th October 2012 10:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th October 2012 10:27 AM   |  A+A-

The police have intensified the probe into the case in which unidentified assailants shot at educationist and realtor P Dayananda Pai on Tuesday evening.

Two gunmen have been provided for Pai’s security following the incident. “Though Pai did not request for security, the gunmen were provided to him as a precautionary measure,” the police said.

“A bullet recovered from the spot has been sent  to Forensic Science Laboratory for tests. Experts have informed that it was shot from a local made .22 pistol. We are also investigating the origin of the call to identify the caller,” they added.

Though rowdy Hebbet Manja has claimed he is behind the attack, the police are verifying it. “He is in Thailand now and we will pick up some of his associates for questioning. But we are trying to know who was the actual caller and the reason for the attack,” they stated.

Meanwhile, Pai told reporters that he did not have any land in Devanahalli. “My friend Shah has some land there. Probably, the caller has mistaken that I own that land. I am in the real estate industry from 30 years and this is the first time such an incident has happened.”


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