Bantwal, Jun 11: The police succeeded in arresting two persons relating to the abduction of minor girl. The main accused, who had been evading arrest since long was also caught by the police in an operation conducted at Bijapur bus stand on Monday June 9 evening.
The persons arrested are Ashok (32) from Bijjaragi village in Bijapur district, who is the main accused in the case, and his friend, Ravi alias Narasimha (40), who has been accused of helping Ashok in the abduction. Both the accused were brought to the town on Tuesday evening and produced before the judge. The two were remanded for a day’s judicial custody.
The missing case of the 15-year-old daughter of the late Jayant Poojary Nadayi in Sarapady, had drawn lot of public attention, as closed circuit television cameras installed at a specific spot in the town had recorded the girl’s arrival with her aunt and then leaving with a man in a car.
Aunt of the girl, Savita, and Ashok’s uncle, Basavaraju, who had played important roles in the abduction drama, were arrested in the past, and both of them are under judicial custody as of now.
It was learnt that the girl reportedly accompanied the main accused voluntarily, the case is being treated as abduction as she happens to be a minor.
The operation, conducted under the guidance of police circle inspector, Belliappa, was executed by rural station sub-inspector, Nagaraj, and Vittal station in charge sub-inspector, Sanjeev Tallur.