Staff Reporter

Bangalore: The Organised Crime Prevention Cell of Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Tuesday night arrested six men with criminal antecedents near the Rajarajeshwari Arch on Mysore Road and seized two revolvers and 27 rounds of ammunition, two cars and swords from them.

The arrested are alleged associates of the notorious anti-social element Mulaama, who has been absconding for long, the police said. They were involved in several murders, attempt to murder, kidnapping and extortion cases.

The arrested were identified as S. Lokesh alias Scope Loki (25) of Rajarajeshwari Nagar, L. Madhusudhan (23) of Laggere, K.P. Ravindranath (30) of Nagarabavi, N. Maheshwara of Palace Guttahalli, Ashokkumar Maniklal Mishra (37) and R. Dayananad Dube (37) from Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

Dies of injuries

Ratnam (75), a retired KSRTC driver, who was found with head injuries in his house near Muthanjaneya Swamy Temple in Shamanna Garden, died in National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) here around 3.30 a.m. on Wednesday. The Byatarayanapura police are looking for his son Murthy (40), a welder, who allegedly hit his father.

Mr. Ratnam lost his two wives a few years ago and had been staying with his daughters while Murthy lived separately nearby. Two weeks ago, the daughters went to visit their relatives at Kallahalli near Byadarahalli.

Mr. Murthy visited his father on Tuesday evening and a row erupted between them following which he allegedly slammed a chair on the old man’s head and fled.

Pirated CDs

The Fraud and Misappropriation Squad officials of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) nabbed five men for allegedly selling pirated CDs of Microsoft software and movies here on Tuesday.