Five arrested in Vasudeva Asranna house Dacoity case
Mangaluru: Five persons have been arrested by the Bajpe Police in the case of dacoity in Vasudeva Asranna’s house on October 4, said police commissioner Chandra Sekhar in a press meet held at the commissioner’s office here on October 17.
The arrested have been identified as Sudindra Rao H K alias Sushindra Rao (33), a resident of Bejai Kapikad, Chidananda (33), from Thenka Yekkaru, Suraj Kumar (35), from Yekkaru, Suresh Kumar (40), from Moodambail, Bantwal and Sadashiva Shetty (49), from Thenka.
Chandra Sekhar further said that after the dacoity, we formed various teams to nab the culprits. On October 17, getting reliable information about the accused, the CCB police team led by Inspector Sunil Nayak and Bajpe police inspector T D Nagaraj raided Thenka Yekkaru and arrested 5 persons along with the car.
After the crime, the accused sold the gold ornaments for Rs 4.25 Lakh. The police have recovered Rs 4.25 cash, a Gold pendant of Goddess Durgaparameshwari, five mobile phones used for the crime and an I20 car bearing registration number KA 19 ME 3310 from their possession. The other accused who are on the run will be arrested soon.
Chandra Sekhar also said that the case was very sensitive and a sensational one as 8 persons had entered Asranna’s house with weapons and decamped with 80 Sovereigns of gold and cash. Our CCB police team led by Sunil Nayak and Bajpe Police station Inspector Nagaraj have done a wonderful job in nabbing the 5 main accused. The main accused Sudindra Rao from Kapikad is a business man, he deals in real estate and also has a Bar, he was not able to repay the loan he had borrowed to set up his business. Sudindra’s relative Suresh Kumar was working as a PRO in the Kateel Temple, Sudindra Rao took all the necessary information about Asranna’s House from Suresh Kumar. Sudindra Rao with the help of Suresh Kumar, driver Sadashiva Shetty and others got his plan into action and looted Asranna’s house. While the others had entered Asranna’s House Sudindra Rao was waiting outside at a distance from the house.
Another accused Lisu and four to five others are yet to be arrested. Right now we will not disclose the identity of the accused. Our team has collected a lot of information during the investigation process. We are working on the case and we know the accused and their whereabouts. Four of our teams are investigating the case. Soon we expect to nab the others involved in the case. We congratulate CCB Police inspector Sunil Nayak and team, Bajpe Inspector T D Nagaraj and team, ACP Panambur Rajendra and other police officers who have worked hard in this sensational case.
DCP Law and Order Shantharaju, DCP crime and traffic Dr Sanjeev Patil and others were also present.