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Four arrested in shoot out case

Posted on Nov 01, 07:55PM | UNI

Police arrested four people on the charge of attempt to murder who fired on the car in which real estate tycoon Dayananda Pai was travelling in the city on October 16 and have recovered live bullets from them.

Commissioner of Police Jyothiprakash Mirji, addressing a press conference here today, said Vignesh, who was arrested on Oct 20 and 7.65 mm 10 live bullets recovered from him, had led to arrest of sibblings Subash Bhimappa, Mallikarjun Bhimappa of Hubli. The four man arrested, identified as Santosh, was working in a private TV channel as Broadcasting Engineer.

All the arrested were associates of underworld don Hebbettu Manja and police are on the lookout more persons involved in the firing.

Mr Mirji said that preliminary investigations revealed that Santosh helped the shooter Subash Bhimappa to escape after the shoot out that took place on the flyover in Basavanagudi extension.