Pramesh S Jain.Yogesh K Porwar
The North Division police of Jalahalli police on Sunday cracked the case of attack on D.Shashi Kumar,General secretary,Associated Managements of Primary and Secondary Schools,outside his house in Mutyala Nagar on the night of July 29,and arrested five persons responsible for the attack .
The accused has been identified as,Abhishek, Karthik@Patel,Bharath,Pawan
Senior officer told media persons,A group of four armed men attacked Shashi Kumar while he was getting down from the car.
In a bid to escape got into the car and took out the licensed pistol and opened fire in the air following which the accused escaped .
Soon after the incident,the police with the help of CCTV footage and call record details track down the accused and arrested them.
During Investigations the accused revealed that the attack was plotted by member of a parents association who engaged a group of habitual offenders to eliminate 51-year old Shashi Kumar to take over his position.
The prime accused is acquainted with the assailants who are habitual offenders given contract to eliminate Shashi Kumar and also rented out a house six months ago for the accused to stay close to Shashi Kumar and to watch him movements to plan and attack him.
While the police arrested five of the accused,the prime accused along with others are absconding and efforts are on to track them down, Dharmendra Kumar Meena,DCP,North division, said.
The police have recovered a pistol along with rounds of ammunition,lethal weapons,pepper spray,two bikes and two mobile phones from the accused.
A detailed investigation revealed that the assailants having murder cases pending against them at various police stations were arrested and remanded to parappana agarahara prison.
After coming out on bail few months ago before they were approached by the prime accused and gave contract to eliminate Shashi Kumar,he added.