5 aides of Underworld Don Bannanje Raja Arrested for Demanding Hafta
Udupi: The Udupi DCIB police arrested five persons said to be aides of notorious underworld don Bannanje Raja in Bengaluru on March 21 for allegedly demanding payment of hafta from a Businessman from Brahmavar.
The arrested have been identified as Shashi Poojary @ Shadow (28) resident of Mulki, Ravichandra Poojary @ Vicky Poojary (30) resident of Mulki, Dhanraj Poojary @ Dhanraj @ Rock (26) resident of Katapadi, Dhanraj Salian @ Dhanu Kola (30) resident of Malpe Kodavoor and Ullas Shenoy @ Ullas (27) resident of Malpe.
The DCIB SI Kiran who got information that the 3 accused Shashi, Ravichandra and Dhanraj were staying in Bengaluru arrested them. During the interrogation of the 3 accused and information received, two more accused were arrested in Malpe and Udupi.
It is said that the accused had demanded payment of Hafta in the name of underworld don Bannanje Raja.
The accused were arrested by the police team led by DCIB inspector Kiran, ASI Ravichandra, Staff Suresh, Santhosh Kundar, Chandra Shetty, Ramu Hegde, Raghavendra Uppunda, Raj Kumar, Dayananda Prabhu, Shivananda Poojary and Raghavendra took part in the arrest operation.
During interrogation, the arrested reportedly revealed that under instructions from underworld don Bannanje Raja, they had made threatening calls to several businessmen and collected protection money from a few of them.