Udupi, January 28: Udupi DCIB cops have arrested three persons with underworld link for planning to kill a Shirva-based businessman on Tuesday January 27th.
The arrested are Dinakar Poojary (29), a resident of Hebri, Sandeep Mogaveera of Kunjalu in Udupi, and Arvind Nayak (31) of Manchakal, Shirva.
The police arrested the trio during a tip-off from Menasinahadi falling under Hiriadka police station jurisdiction on Tuesday.
The cops have seized a revolver that was kept prepared for carrying out the crime, two live bullets, a cleaver and three cell phones from the accused.
Police sources have said that the accused possess links with the underworld.
The accused and the weapons have been handed over to Hiriadka police for further investigations.
Among the accused, Dinakar Poojary faces four cases in Hebri police station, while Arvind Nayak is an accused in two cases, one in Malpe and the other in Padubidri police station.
Under the guidance of Udupi SP Annamalai, police commissioner Santosh Kumar, ACP K M Chandrashekar, led by Udupi DCIB inspector T R Jaishanker, Udupi circle inspector K Srikanth, Udupi city sub-Inspector Madhu T S and staff took part in this operation.