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A carjacking that was part of murder plot

The Ulsoor police arrested two men of a four-member gang that had stolen a high-end car in an operation murder a member of a rival gang.

On July 8, a man posed as a customer before the Honda dealer in Whitefield and asked to test drive a Honda City. Driving it away from city limits, he and his associate car pushed the dealer's representative out and drove away.

On a tip off, the Ulsoor police caught Appu (20) and Ram (19), both from Vidyaranyapura, and recovered the stolen car.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) M. Chandrasekhar said the carjacking was part of the murder plan as their car was under police surveillance. “That was why they used a brand new car whose registration number was changed,” he said.

The police were on the look out for the two other members of gang, which included the man who had taken away the car from the showroom.

Commissioner of Police Shankar M. Bidari on Wednesday handed over the keys of the car to Ram Das, the dealer's representative.

Chains restored

A special squad of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) has arrested five persons allegedly involved in stealing motorcycles and using them to snatch gold chains.

The police gave their names as Ravi (21) of Kolar, Raghavendra (21) of New Thippasandra, Dananjaya (22) of Yelahanka, Ramesh (22) of Siddapura and Ajay of Kanakpura. They recovered 14 gold chains worth Rs. 2.4 lakh. The chains restored to their owners.

Among the many happy women was Seshamma, a resident of Arekere in Bangalore South.

“I'm so happy to get back my 52-gram chain, which was bought with my husband's hard-earned money. It was snatched in May when I was returning from the grocer.”



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