BENGALURU: The man accused of kidnapping former Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader K S Eshwarappa’s personal assistant gave police the slip in HAL police limits on Saturday night.
Police sources said the accused Prashanth, a resident of Marathahalli, was arrested for trying to abduct Eshwarappa’s personal assistant Vinay. Prashanth was involved with four other people.
On May 11, Vinay was heading home when the accused came in a car and stopped Vinay’s car near ISKCON temple and tried to kidnap him. When Vinay screamed for help, the accused fled from the spot. HAL police, however, arrested Prashanth in an attempt to murder case. Police said that a few years ago, a rowdy sheeter named Shivaraj had killed Prashanth’s elder brother Vinod. In retaliation, Prashanth assaulted Shivaraj’s father with machetes. Prashanth is involved in at least 25 other cases in various police stations.
He is also the prime accused in trying to kidnap Vinay. Police recently nabbed him in Kolar while he was watching a movie in a theatre.
Police said that during investigation Prashanth confessed that he was involved in kidnapping Vinay. He also said that he was involved in two other dacoity cases reported in Varthur and K R Puram, police said.
On Saturday, police took Prashanth to KR Puram for mahazar with regard to a robbery case. He was accompanied by head constable Ravi Chandra and HAL inspector Sadiq Pasha in a police jeep.
On their way back, when they were near ITI stadium, Prashanth told the policemen that he needs to urinate. Ravi Chandra took Prashanth outside while Pasha was waiting in the jeep. This is when Prashanth pushed Ravi Chandra and fled.
HAL police inspector registered a case with K R Puram police.