3 Youth Arrested in Plot to Murder BJP Leader from Kateel
Mangaluru: Three youth have been arrested by the Anti-rowdy Squad on March 29, in connection with allegedly plotting to kill a BJP leader from Kateel.
The arrested have been identified as Pradeep Poojary from Ulaibettu, Dinesh Belchada from Bantwal and Shivaprasad from Kilpadi.
According to police, the accused are members of Ganja peddling group from Kinnigoli. All the six possessed weapons and had kept them in their Tata Indica car near the Kodamanithaya arch, at Battakodi Shibaroor and were extorting money from people. They were threatening those who refused to give them money.
On getting information about extortion near the Kodamanithaya arch area, the police from the Anti-rowdy squad led by officer Naveen Chandra Jogi raided the spot and succeeded in arresting three of the youth.
The police seized machetes, Chilli powder, Mobile phone and other weapons from their possession. During interrogation, the accused revealed that they had plotted to kill a BJP leader from Kateel on the Mulky Bappanadu Brahmakalashotsava day.
The Police are investigating the case.