HUBLI: In a major haul, Hubli-Dharwad police on Saturday arrested six persons, allegedly involved in circulation of fake currency notes and illegal arms trade.
The police recovered two pistols, an air gun, fake currency notes of total face value of Rs 1.40 lakh, nine live bullets and a Scorpio vehicle from the accused.
The police identified the arrested persons as Vishwanath Mallappa Karadigudda alias Tissyya (27), Prashant Lakshman Badiger (26), Praveen Yallappa Angadi (23) of Hemanth Nagar, Rakesh Rajansa Baddi (27) of Sangam Colony, Kushal Mohansa Habib (30) and Kallappa Adiveppa Dalawai (33) of Unakl.
Hubli-Dharwad Commissioner of Police Ramachandra Rao stated the gang was involved in various robbery, and other criminal cases.
Meanwhile, the accused confessed to murdering one Praveen Hirehalmath following a dispute over sharing money.
The Scorpio recovered is said to belong to CS Shivalli, a former MLA.
Police stated that Kallappa Dalawai had reportedly purchased the vehicle from Shivalli.
But Dalawai has not produced relevant documents.
Shivalli stated he sold the vehicle to Dalawai in November 2011