Mangaluru: Firing at police - Absconding accused arrested, guns, drugs seized

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (EP)

Mangaluru, Apr 5: A group of young men with a criminal background who operated under the name 'D squad' had recorded a video brandishing guns and circulated it on social media. The incident was reported on March 9 in Miyapadavu, Manjeshwar police station limits. The video had gone viral in Kerala and the then DSP Laxmi Prasad had directed the officials to stay alert for any suspicious activity.

Later on March 25, the D squad had fired shots in a club at Hidayat Nagar for trivial reasons and fled the scene. The Kasargod district police had raided their hideout at Miyapadavu, as an outcome of which the accused fired shots at the police and made a run for the Vittal border, Dakshina Kannada district. The Vittal sub-inspector Vinod Reddy and staff under guidance and directions from senior officials had formed a temporary checkpost at Kodange to nab the accused. On March 26 at 4 am, when the police had tried to stop the car the accused fired a round at the police and tried to escape. However, the police team were successful in arresting Asfaq, Shakir and Latif. They confiscated a pistol, bullets, an axe, dragger, drugs and the car. While two other suspects Rahim and Rakesh had escaped.

The investigation continued and the Vittal police received information that the men who were absconding were on their way to Bengaluru by car. On April 5 at 5 am the police caught them at Budoli, took them into custody and confiscated the weapons.

The seven arrested have been identified as Asfaq, Shakir, Lathif, Rehman residents of Miyapadavu, Rakesh Jalgaon, resident of Maharashtra, Koova Fayaz and Hyder Ali alias Hyder Mangalpady, resident of Miyapadavu.

The items confiscated from them are four pistols and 27 rounds of ammunition, a SBML gun, an axe, a dagger, MDMA drugs, SDL drugs and two cars.

The operation was conducted under the leadership of Bantwal rural circle inspector, T D Nagaraj, by Vittal SI Vinod Reddy and ASI Karunakar, staff Girish Prasanna, Pratap, Lokesh, Vinayaka, Nazir, Vivek, Hemaraj and Praveen under guidance of Bantwal ASP Valentine D’Souza and directions from Dakshina Kannada SP Sonawane Rishikesh Bhagawan.





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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    why there are so many petty criminals in North Kerala....

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  • George, Manguluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Seize their properties, house, car etc and auction and money should be donated to Jawan and Police fund. They will be threat to the society and spoil the name of peace loving, brain washed people. Long term jail without fail.

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  • parvez hamad, mangalore/dxb

    Tue, Apr 06 2021


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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Since they had a history of shooting at police, the police had a very good reason to shoot them dead. Police should think logically! Even now police got their chances. These criminals might try to escape!!!

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Goli maaro bheje me !!!

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  • Anand, Surathkal

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Dear law enforcing authorities - please don`t allow such criminal minded people to repeat such crimes any more. Counsel them or ...... .

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  • Joe, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Why arrested these rogues, they should have been encountered.

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  • Prabhu, Karkala

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Hand them over to Yogi police.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    they could run away from KL police but not from KN police... they are now guests of KN police...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    10 Years without Bail ...

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    When they had done do much , dangerous, guys, fired at police .should have encountered them then & there & give report theybwerevtryingbtonescape & fire at police fired. Kalas no only fire .game finish

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Public demands long jail time or encounter

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Honarable judges, please don't give them bail, if they come out, they are going to trouble people daily.

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  • Jamal, Mangalore/UAE

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Sensible comment. Don't know why! maybe because there is one name with other Muslim names. Otherwise the sentence would have been different. Please be truthful. Anyways, so young they are. Whom to blame parents or easy money?

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    Dear culprit please call press conference and say you partipated in the freedom struggle for Bangaladesh you will be let free .

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  • moshu, Mangaluru

    Tue, Apr 06 2021

    @Sanjay Hebri Bravo!! Hope your posts will maintain with similar process of thoughts and without bias or selective towards caste, creed, gender and any particular community.

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