Mangaluru: City police commissioner N Shashi Kumar informed that four rowdy-sheeters were arrested in connection to two-wheeler theft on Tuesday March 23.
Speaking at a press conference held here, N Shashi Kumar said that on March 17 and 18, two cases were filed at Mangaluru rural police station and Kankanady police station. In the cases, the accused had intercepted persons in two-wheelers at Neermarga and Kulshekar and taken away their two-wheelers, cash, mobile phones, and ATM cards, in addition to threatening the victims, he added.
The miscreants have been identified as Deekshith (32) from Kulshekar, Chandra alias Chandrahas Poojary (34) from Someshwara, Prajwal alias Hemachandra (34) from Kotekar and Santhosh Poojary alias Nayi Santhu (34) from Chelar Surathkal.
Shashi Kumar said that as many as 12 cases are registered against Deekshith at various police stations which include murder, attempt to murder, ganja and kidnap, seven cases against Chandrahas Poojary at multiple police stations including Mumbai, which include murder, attempt to murder, and illegal arms and sand smuggling, nine cases against Prajwal at various police stations including murder, attempt to murder, illegal arms, theft, assault and ganja and two cases of murder and attempt to murder against Santhosh Poojary at Surathkal police station.
Two-wheelers, mobile phones, and sharp weapons were seized from their possession. Shashi Kumar stated that the accused were planning to create their own crime syndicate in Mangaluru. “They had plotted the murder of one among the two members of a rival gang whose members are Pradeep Mendon and Manki Stand Vijay. They robbed the two-wheelers which could be used in crime activities. Since two months, they had watched Pradeep Mendon and Manki Stand Vijay’s movements and planned a complete sketch of their house to execute the murder,” he added.
DCPs Hariram Shankar and Vinay Goankar and ACP Ranjith were present.
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