The CCB police arrested four associates of rowdy-sheeter Arasayya while they were allegedly preparing for a murder and dacoity in HSR Layout here on Friday.

The accused were identified as Arun Kumar (35), Prakash (43), Pradeep (20) and Vijay P. Patil (32), all from Bangalore.

According to the police, the accused were receiving instructions from Arasayya who is in Belgaum prison.

Accused Arun Kumar has other cases registered against him in KG Nagar and Girinagar police stations.

The HSR Layout police have registered a case.