Mangaluru: Nine Persons Arrested in Various Cases – Derlakatte Rape Case Accused Safwan Booked under Goonda Act

Mangaluru: The Pandeshwar police have arrested 5 persons in connection with theft and chain snatching cases here on December 8. All the five were involved in various theft cases and cases have registered against them in Urva, Kavoor, Suratkal, Panambur, Mangaluru South and North police stations.


The arrested have been identified as Harris alias Chandru (24), Mohammed Shabir (24), Altaf (24), Ummer Farooq (20) and Mohammed Rafiq (29) all residents of Kasaba Bengre. All the five arrested by the Pandeshwar police are involved in 13 cases. Police have also seized 34 mobile phones, 6 two wheelers and 12 grams of gold all worth Rs 5 lakh from their possession.

The first accused Harris was involved in various theft cases and 9 cases have been registered against him in various police stations.


In Suratkal police have arrested a group involved in dacoity the arrested have been identified as Afrin (19), Sakib Husain ( 19), Naufal Hakeen (19) and Mohammed Rasheed (19), all residents of Bajpe.

On November 19, all the above four along with another group looted Rs 1.3 lakh, 4 mobile phones, clothes and watch from a man who was a tenant of Thomas D’Souza in Suratkal. On November 22, the same group looted Rs 56,000 and 7 mobile phones in Kana and Suratkal. They have also been involved in a extortion case. In Bajpe the same group stole a bike. Rs 2 lakh worth of valuables have been seized from their possession.


The accused in Derlakatte sexual assault case, Safwan has been booked under the Goonda act. Safwan was arrested and sent to Bellary Jail. He is an offender who is involved in 20 cases including assaulting a police officer on duty. He is involved in robbery, murder, rioting, attempt to murder, rape and dacoity cases.

DCP crime Dr Sanjeev Patil was also present.


  1. Dear readers,

    For a peace and stability it is good move from Mangalore Police.But here are the other side of the story a future ‘Smart’ city is always in media for wrong reasons.

    Mangalore pub attack: all 28 accused granted bail

    Exactly a week after the attack on women at a Mangalore pub by the Right-wing Hindu outfit, the Sri Rama Sene, a magistrate’s court in the city on Saturday granted bail to all the 28 accused, including Pramod Muthalik, the Sene chief who is accused of instigating, justifying, and conspiring the attack. Prasad Attavar, the vice-president of the Sene, was also among the released. The court granted the bail on condition that the accused must not repeat the offence and be available for investigations.

    Mangalore: Sixteen Accused in Homestay Attack Released on Bail

    Yet another sixteen of the accused who had been arrested in connection with the homestay attack by the Kankanady police, got a sigh of relief to breathe some fresh air, since they were released on bail by the second session court here on July 25.

    Interestingly some of the accused involved in the pub attack are found booked in repeated offence in ‘Morning mist’ attack.

    According to cobrapost sting operation, the fact that the majority of the police force is Hindu helps such groups. Shockingly, it has the BJP MLC from Mangalore Captain Ganesh Karnik proudly stating how they had infiltrated the police force with RSS workers: “We have tried to send some of our boys into the police. When I talk to students, I tell them to join the police .. 60% of the young constables are our students.”

    BJP, RSS Leaders Caught Using ‘Love Jihad’ Bogey to Fuel Communal Polarisation

    It is one of the classic evidence that political and Sangh Parivar infiltration in law enforcing department very much taken toll and credibility remains in question due to just culture.

    The Karnataka Home ministry should need revamp of police force in Coastal district. It needs reshuffle of department by inducing all class in the police department.

    It won’t surprise me if Muzaffarnagar one day haunt us in our own background were law agency remains mute spectator.

    Jai Hind

    • deepak shetty – “whenever Muslim name come in the news mr Rizwan will wake up with his old story RSS,BJP bla bla bla”



  2. whenever Muslim name come in the news mr Rizwan will wake up with his old story RSS,BJP bla bla bla-Mr.Deepak Shetty

    Sir, That is the beauty of democracy which we inherited all these years. The RSS political wing BJP does not believes in this but only uses the Father of constitution.

    Do you represent RSS?

    Jai Hind

  3. “…Mohammed Shabir (24), Altaf (24), Ummer Farooq (20) and Mohammed Rafiq (29)..Afrin (19), Sakib Husain ( 19), Naufal Hakeen (19) and Mohammed Rasheed (19)..Safwan ” – Report naming the individuals involved in sexual assault case, theft and chain snatching cases.

    I read the names over and over again. I just can’t find any common factor here. They all come from such a diverse group! Finally I agree with our media and secular groups – they were right all along. There is absolutely no link between crimes and any specific communities. smiles…

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