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Former Don turned writer Agni Sreedhar meets Bengaluru DGP, cries foul in Kadabagere Srinivas attack probe

Agni Sreedhar said that if the State police do not act in a week, many organisations would stage protests against the State.

Published: 27th March 2017 04:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th March 2017 04:17 PM   |  A+A-

Agni Sreedhar said that if the State police do not act in a week, many organisations would stage protests against the State

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Former underworld don Agni Sreedhar met Director General of Police R K Dutta on Monday and submitted a memorandum alleging 'police excess' by Additional Commissioner of Police (East) Hemant Nimbalkar following the murder attempt on BJP leader Kadabagere Srinivas in February.

Addressing a press meet, Agni Sreedhar, who also runs a weekly tabloid, said “The police have booked me under Arms Act for possessing guns but I had taken  permission to keep guns for safety purposes from the Bengaluru city police commissioner in 2010.”

He said, “On February 8 around 9.30 am several officers raided my house in search of Rohit, a suspect in Srinivas’ attempted murder. Since Rohith was not there, they were about to leave, but by 10.05 am Hemant Nimbalkar came home and accused me with rough language. When I questioned his behaviour, he accused me of sheltering criminals and associating with North Indian contract killers. I explained to him that the North Indians were my body guards and I already had the city commissioner's approval, but he instigated a police inspector to slap me and booked me and others in a false criminal case.”

Agni Sreedhar said that if the State police do not act in a week, many organisations would stage protests against the State. He also alleged that this was an attempt to dismantle the organisations that he is working with. 

On February 3, two persons fired at Dasanahalli APMC President Kadabagere Srinivas while he was travelling in a Scorpio near Kogilu cross. Following the incident, police arrested several people including Sunil alias Silent Sunil and Rohith alias Onte Rohith who is attached with Agni Sreedhar’s organisation. 

Agni Sreedhar, his close associate Bachan, and seven others were arrested by police for possessing arms but were later released on bail.

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