Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The city police in the past 15 days have arrested 48 persons and recovered articles estimated at Rs. 80 lakh.

Those arrested included an autorickshaw driver who allegedly murdered the owner of a house while running away with articles stolen from the house in Banashankari Second Stage on May 18.

The police have arrested Ayub Pasha for allegedly stabbing Debashish Mishra, a private factory employee, who died in hospital.

Stabbed

Mishra was stabbed when he entered the house while Pasha was allegedly stealing articles.

Pasha ran away from the house with Mishra’s mobile phone.

The mobile phone that was stolen had been sold to a fruit vendor.

“We got his description and checked with many autorickshaw drivers. We traced Pasha and questioned him,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (South) T.G. Krishna Bhat.

Trial

He said that Pasha was facing trial in a case of robbery reported in the Upparpet police station, Mr. Bhat added.

The city police have arrested 13 persons allegedly involved in stealing vehicles, six persons for burglary, four persons involved in extortion, five involved in dacoity, five persons for stealing chains and four persons for cheating.

Burglary

The Upparpet police have arrested John Melvin (35) and Albert (35) for their alleged involvement in cases of burglary reported in Fraser Town, Jnanabharati, Girinagar, Banashankari, Mico Layout, Wilson Garden and Upparpet police station limits.

The police have recovered gold ornaments, silver articles, five watches and five two-wheelers, all estimated at Rs. 16.5 lakh.

The Central Crime Branch sleuths have arrested Syed Navab (26) of Mysore, Ameen Khan (23) and Venkatesh G. from Bangalore for their alleged involvement in six cases of burglary and four cases of vehicle theft.

They have recovered articles estimated at Rs. 10 lakh from the arrested persons.

Forest offences

The Sanjaynagar police have arrested Nanjappa (40) of Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu for illegally selling leopard pelts estimated at Rs. 4 lakh near Hebbal flyover.

The Upparpet police arrested Selvaraj (19) and R.C. Raja (21), both from Salem, for illegally selling four horns of wild gaur estimated at Rs. 1.30 lakh.

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