The City Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested six men for allegedly planning to murder a gangster, Bettanagere Seena. The police, who were tipped off, surrounded the area near Sai Baba Mandir in R.T. Nagar where they arrested Mohammed Irfan (27), Naveen Oliver (28), S. Manjunath (23), Sayyed Navid Anjum (27), Akmal (31) and Vivek (23).
The men, associates of anti-social elements Bettanagere Shankar and Balaji Rao, were allegedly instructed by them to kill Bettanagere Seena, the police said.
Shankar and Rao, doing time in a Belgaum jail, hatched the murder plot and instructed the suspects to execute the plan, the police added.
The police have recovered two pistols, eight live bullets, five cellphones and a four-wheeler. Rao had previously failed in his attempt at killing Seena when he opened fire at him in Mysore jail, the police said.
He is involved in vehicle theft and murder cases while Shankar has been charged with two murders, five murder attempts, abduction and dacoity, according to the police.