Bangalore: Imran Pasha and his two accomplices, who have been absconding for four years, were wanted by the city police, were arrested here on Tuesday.
The Kadugondanahalli police raided their hideout and recovered a revolver and six rounds of bullets from them.
M. Imran alias shooter Imran alias Sarkar (32) is from Bharthinagar.
The other accused have been identified as Syed Siraj Ahmed (29) of Rehmat Nagar, Second Cross, R.T. Nagar, and Jameel Ahmed Khan (32) of Shahbad Nagar near Devara Jeevanahalli.
They were allegedly involved in at least 25 cases, including murder, kidnap and attempt to murder, the police said.
Imran is history-sheeter Tanveer Ahmed's aide.
In 2003, Imran tried to kill Tanveer's rival gang leader Tarakari Khaleel at Naga cinema in Bharthinagar police station limits.
He also allegedly killed his other rival Jabbar in Shivajinagar in 2006, the police said.
The seized weapon belonged to a pub owner in the city.
Syed Siraj and Jameel allegedly stole the weapon in 2007 and sold it to Imran. During interrogation, Imran confessed to his involvement in a few murder cases, and an attempt to murder and extortion cases.
He provided shelter to anti-social elements in parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the police said.
Murder cases solved
The Bangalore Rural District Police said they solved three murders and some burglaries by arresting 17 persons during the last 20 days, besides recovering property worth Rs. 40 lakh.
The Hebbagodi police arrested two industrialists for allegedly murdering Bommansandra resident Sridhar, a financier whose partially burnt body was found in Pallikonda in Tamil Nadu in the second week of February.
Mallikarjuna and Mohankumar, residents of Vinayakanagar near Hebbagodi, who were running Balaji Exports in Hebbagodi, had borrowed lakhs from the victim, which they failed to repay.
When Sridhar began pressuring them, they allegedly throttled him to death on February 10.
They then took the body to Pallikonda and burnt it.
They two came under the police's scanner when they vacated their homes.
They were picked up in Mumbai.
The police also arrested their alleged accomplices Prakash, Jagadeesh, Suri, Prabhu and Rajesh, and seized a car, a motorcycle and some ornaments, altogether worth Rs. 8 lakh.
The Nandagudi police, on March 3, arrested G. Manjunath of Chokkahalli in Hoskote taluk for allegedly murdering a woman who had fought off his rape attempt. Investigations are on.