Bengaluru: A fake journalist and his five friends, who were selling ganja near Bhavani Nagar on Ullal Main Road, were arrested by the Jnanabharathi police on Tuesday morning.
The accused are Kiran G., 29, a resident of Bhavani Nagar, Hemanth N., 24, Mahadeva, 23, Rohan, 21, Sharath, 22 and Padmanabha, 23.
The police said the accused purchased ganja from Magadi town and sold it to the public and college students near a party hall in Bhavani Nagar on Ullal Main Road. Based on a tipoff, the police arrested the six people. One of the accused, Kiran, tried to mislead the police by showing a fake ID and told them that he was working as a reporter with a private media company.
The police, however, found out that it was a fake ID and arrested all six of them. The Jnanabharathi police registered a case and seized 3 kg of ganja worth Rs 75,000 and 3,000 cash from them....