The Organised Crime Wing sleuths of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested 12 associates of notorious career criminals Suneel alias Silent Suneel and Girish alias Layout Gunda.

Of the 12, nine associates of Suneel were arrested on Somasandrapalya-Mangammanapalya Road while allegedly conspiring to rob and kill their boss’s rivals, Subramani, Shekar and Anand.

They were identified as Sridhar alias Thirthashri (36) of H.S.R. Layout, Prabhakar alias Putta (35), Y. Devaraju alias Deva (30), V. Anand (38), Ramappa (36), V. Venkatesh alias Auto Venkatesh (38) and M. Venkatesh (45) — all residents of Anekal — Raju Cuttack alias Raju Nepali (23) of Mysore and native of Nepal, and Shankar Bahadur (31) of Nepal.

A car and some weapons were recovered from them.

Suneel is behind bars at the Bangalore Central Prison.

In a similar operation, CCB officials arrested Lakshman Gowda (29), Rajesh (26), both residents of Mahalakshmipuram, and Naveen (23) of Agrahara Dasarahalli.

The trio are associates of career criminals Girish and were allegedly planning to rob and kill Thimmesh alias Thimma near a cemetery on the Vasanathapura Road in Subramanyapura police limits.