KARNATAKA

Two held for murder

Bijapur: Based on the information given by Santosh Nimbaji Jarkar, who was arrested in connection with blackmailing a contractor at Sindagi taluk recently, the police have arrested two of his aides involved in murder of two persons in June this year.Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday, Superintendent of Police Arun Chakravarthy said Santosh was arrested a week ago for demanding a ransom of Rs. 11 lakh from a contractor involved in road work at Sindagi taluk. But Santosh Bommanhalli (24), a resident of Aalmel and Nagesh Chalwadi (30), a resident of Rampur had escaped. — Staff Correspondent

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