CCB arrest notorious Gun Runner & associates supplying weapons to Rowdy gangs in Bengaluru,3 weapons and 15 rounds of ammunition seized

Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar

The Organised Crime wing of the CCB on Saturday arrested a 38 year old gun runner and two of his associates who were supplying countrymade weapons to the city based gangsters.The team has seized three country made pistols and 15 rounds of ammunition from them.

The accused has been identified as,Sunkari Satisha,alias,Market Satisha,38,resident of Kalburagi,and his associates,as,Shankar Krishnamurthy,30,resident of Yellachenahalli and Druva kumar N,32,resident of JP Nagar.

Senior officer told media persons,The gang was busted following the arrest of rowdy-sheeter K Rohith along with 10 of his associates near Muneshwara temple in Bagalagunte on April 8, while planning to attack his rival Kadubisenahalli Soma.

A detailed inquiry by the team who grilled Rohith led to the arrest of gun runner,Sunkari Satisha alias Market Satisha,38,from his hideout in Saidabad in Hyderabad and recovered three more pistols and 15 rounds of ammunition.

Based on his statement the team also arrested his associates,Shankar Krishnamurthy, 30 and Druva Kumar N, 32

The police recovered weapons including a country made pistol with 15 rounds of live ammunition from them.

A detailed investigation revealed that Satisha a notorious rowdy sheeter in Gulbarga and who was involved in several criminal cases in Karnataka and Hyderabad .

The accused told the police that he was sourcing the country made pistols from his contacts in Madhya Pradesh and selling them in Bengaluru to gangsters for a price ranging from Rs 80,000 to Rs 2 lakh .

Satish was earlier arrested by Police in Goonda Act and Kcoca Act and during his stay in prison  he came in contact with Rohith and sold the pistol for Rs 2 lakh .

The CCB found that Satish had sold the pistol and ammunition to many gangsters in the city and efforts are on to track them down a special team has been pressed into action to keep a eye on rowdy elements in the city.

A case has been registered in Bagalagunte police station under Arms and other sections and further investigation is on.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Joint CP Crime,Sandeep Patil DCP Crime-2,BS Angadi,ACP,OCW, Dharmendra HN,PI,Girish Naik and Basavaraj A Teli,and other crime staff who were part of operation has been appreciated for the commendable job done by them and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.