Four arrested by Bharati Nagar police for attacking and robbing beef merchant recovered Rs.4 lakhs :

Pramesh S Jain. Yogesh K Porwar

The East Division police of Bharati Nagar police on Saturday arrested four persons who had attacked a beef merchant and robbed his cash Rs 16.6 lakh after assaulting him three months ago.

The accused has been identified as,Afsar Pasha, 34,DJ Halli and his associates,Syed Thousif,32, Shivajinagar,Mohammed Ali,30,and Mohammed Azharulla,30 from Shivajinagar.

Senior officer told media persons,based on complaint by the beef merchant a special teams were formed by ACP,Pulakeshinagar Sub-Division, Smt.Tabarak Fathima,under the leadership of PI, Anand Naik and team swung into action.

The team which was pressed into action analysed nearly 150 CCTV footages situated within the radius of six kilometres for the past three months before identifying the accused.

After getting a concrete evidence and based on technical inputs the team secured all the four on Saturday.

During investigation the accused confessed the crime, and it was found that the Afsar worked in a beef stall and was aware of Muneer,a beef merchant supplying the meat to the shops and collecting money from the shops after a few days.

After monitoring him closely from many days seeing a right time in the month of January he hatched a plan with his associates and watched Muneer for sometime before attacking him.

On January 1,Muneer along with his brother Lateef,returned home after collecting the cash from the beef shops.

The accused intercepted the autorickshaw they were travelling in the late night on Cockburn road in Bharatinagar,attacked the driver with pepper spray,and threatened Muneer and Lateef with Machete and escaped with the cash in two motorcycles.

The police recovered Cash Rs 4 lakh and two bikes from the accused and further investigation is on.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP East,S Murugan DCP East,Dr SD Sharanappa,ACP Pulakeshinagar Sub-Division,Smt.Tabarak Fathima,PI,Anand Naik,PSIs,as,Hanuman Gowda,Ms.Anuradha GS,and madhu CV,and crime staff as,Raju N, Narasimha Murthy,Mazhar Baig,Ravikumar KS, Srinivasmurthy, Jagadish TH,and Narayanswamy has successfully nabbed the gang who extorted money from beef merchant for the meticulous investigation by the team a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.