Harish Poojary murder case: Two arrested, police launch search for three.

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Bhuvith Shetty

Mangaluru, November 20: The police have arrested two accused in connection to murder case of Harish Poojary that took place recently at Jakribettu near Maniyala in Bantwal taluk.

The arrested are identified as Bhuvith Shetty (25) and Achyut (28).

IGP Western range Amrit Paul informed this at the SP office here on Thursday, November 19th and said, in relation to Harish murder case, two accused have been already arrested. There are suspicions about the involvement of five persons in this murder case, and we have launched a search for the rest three accused, he said.

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Harish Poojary

Already three to four cases have been registered against accused Bhuvith Shetty. He was also arrested for his statement on twitter in relation to the Kulburgi murder case. Against another accused Achyut, already a criminal case stands registered, he said.

When the protest held in Bantwal turned violent while opposing the violence that occurred in Madikeri town during Tippu Jayanti celebrations; miscreants had stabbed Harish Poojary and his friend Samiulla and escaped from the spot.

The two friends Harish and Samiulla were riding from Vagga to Bantwal. In between their journey, they stopped their bike and were sipping cold drinks in front of a shop. Meanwhile, miscreants arrived in an Omni car and attacked on the duo with deadly weapons. Harish Poojary was stabbed to death on the spot while Samiulla sustained critical stab injuries and was admitted to hospital.

A special team comprising of Bantwal ASP, PSI, Bantwal rural police and DCBI was formed to nab the accused. In the arrest operation, Bhuvith Shetty, son of Sanjeeva Shetty and Achyuta son of Sheshappa Poojary, were nabbed by police. The rest of the accused involved in the crime will be arrested soon, informed the IGP.

Appeal to maintain peace:

To maintain peace in the society, the co-operation of people from all the communities is needed. Today’s youngsters have involved themselves in anti-social activities which is hampering the development of the district.

As the youths are getting addicted to cigarette, alcohol and drugs, they are wasting their precious time and spoiling their life. In addition, as the rumours are spread over the social sites, the peace in the district gets disrupted. Hence, each and every body must join hands to maintain peace and co-operate with the police to discharge their duties appropriately, said the IGP.

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