BENGALURU: A 27-year-old rowdy-sheeter of Halasuru was convicted for six years under the Goonda Act and is now cooling his heels behind bars at the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison.
Karthik alias Rahul, a young man turned offender was shot in the leg by the police but it didn’t deter him from continuing his criminal activities.
As a slum dweller from Gowthampura, the accused Karthik took to crime when he turned 18. He kidnapped a girl and raped her on the pretext of marriage. The court had sentenced him to six years of rigorous punishment with fine.
After his release in 2016, he took to crime immediately and committed offences in Halasuru and Indiranagar police limits. The cops were said to be fed up with his criminal activities that they shot him in the leg in 2017, a year after his release.
Even after being shot in the leg, Karthik continued to be a headache for the police and he was slapped with the Goonda Act in the month of April 2019. However, when he was produced before the High Court, the court ruled in his favour. The court annulled the Goonda Act that was slapped on him and he was immediately released.
All of this did not made any impact on Karthik as he committed another three offences after his release. This time, City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao passed orders to arrest him under the Goonda Act again.
The cops took an undertaking from the accused Karthik several times that he would not commit crimes or any activity which may cause disturbance. However, he continued with his activities and had also caused damage to public properties and disturbed peace in society.
Dr Sharanappa S D, DCP East had directed the Halasur police to execute the order. He was arrested on November 19 and sent to prison again.
The accused Karthik has 10 criminal cases against him including extortion, kidnap and rape, murder attempts, assault and rioting. Among them, six cases are filed with Halasuru police station, 3 cases in Indiranagar and 1 case in Kalasipalya....