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Blood-stained Breakfast in Mangaluru Jail

Murder of undertrials in the Karnataka prison reveals how underworld dons exploit religious fissures to their advantage.

Published: 08th November 2015 07:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th November 2015 10:30 AM   |  A+A-

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Slain Shakeel Man Ran Drug Racket from Cell

MANGALURU:He used his prison cell for successfully running a drug cartel. Madoor Isubu, who was killed in a jail clash that left two dead and 10 injured on Monday, operated and guided the drug and ganja network, from the district jail. The money received from the drug business was shared among the network operators. Isubu’s share was taking care of his commitments outside the jail.

Former policemen who have served in this region say that the dons of minority community used to peddle drugs and ganja by targeting vulnerable youths of majority community and that this had piqued the Hindu dons. This was not just in Mangaluru and the whole of Karnataka but was happening all over the country.

Underworld don Chhota Rajan, recently arrested in Bali, had given up the drug and ganja business after he understood the impact of the deadly substances. He had blocked the ganja route into India, which was one of the domains of fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim.

The Mangaluru-origin henchmen and close associates of Rajan had also delinked themselves from this business. But the associates of Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel and Isubu continued it and had created their own network of young boys. These boys, however, were kept in the dark about their links to the larger narcotics group internationally.

TINGE OF TERROR

Isubu.jpgIsubu was one of the recruits of Chhota Shakeel in the coastal region. Rashid Malbari, the ‘D’  company sharp shooter, had used the network of Isubu to recruit youngsters to carry out underworld operations with a tinge of terror. After Malbari was arrested in Mangaluru in 2009, the terror link of the underworld was exposed. This led to the further divide among the Hindu and Muslim underworld elements.

Observers of the underworld feel that this rivalry is going to intensify, particularly when the Muslim dons are trying to take over the downstream network of Chhota Rajan before it could be captured by dons Ravi Poojary or Vicky Shetty.

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