The Central Crime Branch (CCB) arrested four associates of career criminal Bettangere Shankar for allegedly planning a robbery and murder of a real estate businessman on Thursday.

The police said Zabiullah L.B. (25), Umesh (23) both from Bangalore, and Veerachikkanna (32) and Umesh Babu (30) from Tumkur were arrested while hatching the conspiracy in front of the sub-post office in Dasarahalli in Peenya police station limits.


Zabiullah is also wanted for a murder in Nelamangala while Veerachikkanna has cases of murder and murder attempt while Umesh Babu has cases of murder, murder attempt and robbery in other police stations.

The CCB also arrested 11 men for gambling after they raided a house in Krishnamurthy Colony in Jayanagar 1st Block in Siddapura police station limits and found them playing the card game ‘andar-bahar’ for stakes.

The police seized Rs. 2.44 lakh in cash .