Cops swoop down on lodges across city, find nothing

Around 13 teams, including respective DCPs of all seven divisions, made a thorough check of lodges in Gandhinagar, Majestic, Koramangala and other areas.

Published: 09th June 2013 08:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2013 09:20 AM   |  A+A-


In a joint operation, the City Crime Branch (CCB) and the city police on Saturday evening conducted inspection at several lodges across the city on the direction of the city police commissioner.

Speaking to ‘Express’, DCP (Crime) Devaraj said around 13 teams, including respective DCPs of all seven divisions, made a thorough check of lodges in Gandhinagar, Majestic, Koramangala and other areas, and 19 lodge and live band owners have been warned against violating norms. During the operation, the police found some girls dancing in the bars instead of serving liquor. The establishments were warned, Devaraj said.

“On Saturday, after the meeting with the city police commissioner, all DCPs were instructed to check all lodges as some owners were violating norms. No cases have been registered as we did not find any illegal activities in the premises. The jurisdictional police are also looking into it. Some of the video parlours were shut down for violating norms in last two days and the raids will continue” Devaraj added.

Student Rams into Pole, Dies

A 24-year-old BE student died after crashing his two-wheeler into an electric pole at BEL Circle near Vidyaranyapura in Jalahalli early on Saturday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Sanjiv Jha, a native of Nepal. He was a first-year civil engineering student at Sambhram Institute of Technology in Vidyaranyapura and was staying in a paying guest accommodation near his college.

Police said the incident occurred around 2.30 am when he was returning to his P-G from Mathikere after meeting his friends. He allegedly lost control over his speeding motorcycle and crashed into the footpath before ramming into an electrical pole. He sustained severe head injuries and died on the spot.

“We are waiting for the medical report to check whether he was riding under influence of alcohol,” police said.

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