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Police recovered a short gun, two pistols, other items

‘Some of the arms were brought from Uttar Pradesh’

BANGALORE: Continuing their drive against anti-social elements, the city police arrested Khaleel alias Tarkari Khaleel (41), who faces charges of extortion and murder, and four of his alleged associates on Sunday.

The police said Khaleel, a resident of Krishnappa Garden, and his associates were reportedly trying to attack Tanveer, who also faces charges of extortion and murder, near the Shantinagar bus station. The police have recovered a short gun, two pistols, two revolvers, 27 live cartridges, two machetes and two mobile phones. “Some of the arms were brought from Uttar Pradesh,” said Police Commissioner Neelam Achuta Rao.

The police said Khaleel, who was a part of Tanveer’s gang, parted ways and formed his own gang. Khaleel and his associate Zameer Ahmed (52) wanted to take revenge against Tanveer for an attack in 2003. Khaleel, accompanied by Zameer Ahmed, Ashraf (41), Nadeem (35) and Lallu Bavaji Bhai Patil (30), had planned to attack Tanveer, who is on bail. Mr. Rao said Khaleel is an accused in three cases of murder, five attempts to murder and 30 cases of assault.

Asked about the activities of Tanveer, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Gopal B Hosur said he was being closely watched. “If we find anything suspicious, we will definitely arrest him,” Mr. Hosur said. Till now the police have recovered about 43 arms. Khaleel and his four associates have been booked for illegal possession of arms, he said.

Held for car theft

The Central Crime Branch’s Organised Crime Wing arrested V.P. Ravindran (42) of Kancheepuram for allegedly stealing cars. The police have found that Ravindran stole vehicles from Puducherry and Maharashtra and sold them in Madurai, Kancheepuram and Salem markets.

The police are in touch with their Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra counterparts to know more about offences committed by the accused.

Recovered

The J.P. Nagar police have arrested two persons allegedly involved in 12 cases of chain snatching.

The police have recovered 11 gold chains and two vehicles from M. Ramesh Rao (32) of Bannerghatta and Mutta (42) of Banashankari. The two accused were facing similar charges in 28 cases.

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