Bengaluru: A special team formed by Bengaluru police has arrested two people from Suratkal in Dakshina Kannada in connection with the theft of a 9mm service revolver belonging to a City Armed Reserve (CAR) police constable in Bengaluru.The constable was working as a gunman to Devanahalli JD(S) MLA Pilla Munishamappa.
The gunman, Narasimhamurthy, had on February 24 filed a complaint with the Yalahanka police stating that his service revolver was stolen when fell unconscious near a dhaba on Major Unnikrishnan Road.
The police have arrested Dhanush (19) and Vijay (21), both residents of Surathkal, and recovered the revolver and 16 mobile phones from them. Police suspect that the duo might be habitual offenders in Surathkal, Mangaluru and Udupi.
“The team has succeeded in nabbing them before they commit any crime using the revolver. They actually tried to sell it to the criminals in Mangaluru, but there were no takers. Based on a tip-off, the team arrested the duo,” City Police Commissioner Praveen Soon told reporters on Thursday. He also announced a reward of Rs 25,000 to the team.What happened on Feb 24?
In his complaint filed on February 24, Narasimhamurthy stated that he along with MLA Munishamappa had visited JD (S) supremo H.D. Deve Gowda as the MLA wanted to withdraw his resignation. “A large number of supporters had gathered during the visit. Later, the MLA had visited Mr Deve Gowda's house, where also a large number of people were present. My service weapon may have been stolen at any one of these places,” he had stated.
Unsure of the place of theft, Narasimhamurthy had also told the police that he had fallen unconscious near Tirumala Dhaba on Major Unnikrishnan Road on way back home in an auto, at around 11 pm. It is only around 4 am, after he regained consciousness, he realised that his revolver, two mobile phones and Rs 6,500 in cash were missing from his pocket. Dhanush and Vijay had come to the city from Mangaluru in a bike on February 24.
They had stayed at Vaishnavi lodge in Yeshwanthpur. On the same night, the duo left the lodge with an intention to rob and saw Narasimhamurthy lying unconscious on a road. Not realising that he was a constable, they stole his gun along with mobile phones and cash.
Surprisingly the duo had used Google map on Narasimhamurthy’s phone to find the lodge’s address they were residing in. They vacated the lodge the next morning and headed to Surathkal....