Bengaluru: The Parappana Agrahara police have arrested a 32-year-old physical education instructor at Central prison, who was on the run since August
after he was found smuggling ganja inside the prison to sell it to inmates.
The accused, Kumaraswamy, a resident of Parappana Agrahara residential complex, was a physical education instructor at the prison.
M.V. Boralingaiah, DCP, south east (division), said Kumaraswamy was working in the prison for the last five years and was peddling marijuana to the convicts for a price.
Regarding his modus operandi, the DCP said, “He used to conceal the drugs in his clothes and avoid security checks while gaining entry into the prison and handover the packets to the convicts in return for cash. The racket was busted when the prison officials during a random check caught Manjunath, a convict with four packets of marijuana, weighing 100 grams each, while he was working on computer server room in August 21.”
A detailed probe led Manjunath to confess that Kumarswamy had given him the packets to hand it over to other convicts who had placed the order.
The prison department suspended Kumaraswamy and filed a complaint with the Parappana Agarahara. Since then Kumaraswamy was on the run.
After keeping a watch the police tracked down Kumaraswamy at Alamadenahalli village in Chitradurga, where he was taking shelter. “Since then, he was evading us. His bail petitions at lower court were rejected and he was trying to approach Karnataka High Court for bail,” a senior officer said.
The police have brought Kumaraswamy to Bengaluru and taken him into custody to ascertain the source of drugs and since how long he was running the racket....