Six held for robbery bid

BIJAPUR, FEB. 26. The Gol Gumbaz Police arrested six persons when they were preparing to commit robbery at Rambapur Colony on National Highway 13 here in the early hours of Thursday.

They had put boulders across the road with an intention to rob passengers, the police said. However, the first vehicle they waylaid was a jeep belonging to the Gol Gumbaz Police. The police team, headed by the Sub-Inspector of Police, B.R. Chowkimath, which was on night patrolling, immediately arrested the robbers.

The police gave the names of the arrested persons as Shivalingappa Veerbhadrappa Yadwad (Ganeshnagar), Karim Razaksab Umrani, Mohammed Rafiq Umrani, Somalinga Shivappa Kori, Jameer Mohsin Mulla and Ramesh Walikar, all residents of Bijapur.