Basheer Victim of Conspiracy Hatched in Jail on Jan 3 – Police Commissioner
Mangaluru: “On January 3, at around 10:00 pm Basheer was brutally attacked by assailants and the conspiracy was hatched in Jail on the same day by the undertrial accused Mithun alias Kalladka Mithun. The accused planned to kill anyone in Suratkal to Kottara area in revenge for Deepak Rao’s murder in Katipalla. To identify their target, the undertrial accused Mithun along with Tilakraj Shetty and Raju took the help of Anoop from Akash Bhavan. Anoop knew that Basheer was running a fast food shop in Kottara Chowki. On the same night Kishan Poojary, Srijith, Dhanush Poojary, Sandesh Kotian, Pushparaj and Lathesh committed the crime”, said the police commissioner T R Suresh in a press meet held at his office here on January 24.
Addressing the mediapersons Police commissioner T R Suresh said, “In Basheer’s murder case we have arrested six persons and during interrogation, the accused have revealed that the accused had met Mithun alias Kalladka Mithun (28), Tilakraj Shetty (28) and Raju alias Rajesh (21) in the sub-jail on January 3 and planned to murder any Muslim from Suratkal to Kottara area. The accused then took the help of Anoop (30) from Akash Bhavan to identify their target. Since Anoop knew Basheer running a fast food joint at Kottara Chowki they planned to finish him.”
Police commissioner T R Suresh further said, “In the Basheer murder case those who had plotted the murder are already in jail. After the clashes in jail recently, Mithun was shifted to Bengaluru Jail, Tilakraj to Ballari jail and Rajesh was been shifted to Belagavi jail. We will seek for a body warrant to take them into custody for further investigations”.
Six more arrested in Deepak Murder case
In the Deepak Rao murder case, we have already arrested four of the accused i.e Mohammed Naushad, Mohammed Irshan, Abdul Aziz and Abdul Azim and they are in judicial custody. During investigations, we found that more people were involved in the murder. In this connection, we have arrested another six persons, they are Mohammed Rafiq alias Mango Rafiq (24), Irfan, Mohammed Anas, Mohammed Jahid, Hidayatulla and Imran Nawaz, all from Katipalla.
DCP law and order Hanumantharaya and DCP Crime and Traffic Uma Prashanth were also present.