The City police have arrested five jawans of the Border Security Force (BSF) for the ruckus they created at Lalbagh on Sunday evening and for assaulting private security guards and police who tried to prevent them from consuming liquor on the rock cliff.
A group of 45 BSF jawans, underdoing training at the Yelahanka Training Institute for the past four months, were on a sightseeing trip to the botanical gardens and had gone on a rampage there. The Siddapura police had taken the entire group and their bus to the police station. Most of them were in an inebriated state, a senior police official said.
The South division police have arrested five of those who were identified to have assaulted a head constable and the private security guard. Acting on the two separate complaints lodged by Samad, a private security guard and Suresh, a head constable with Siddapura police station, the police arrested Dileep Kumar, Praveen Kumar, Dharmendra Singh, Chokma and Sachin Lipat. H S Revanna, DCP (South) said cases had been registered under Section 353 of IPC for assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging his duty and other relevant Sections.
Acting on a tip-off that rowdy Sridhar was hatching a plan to murder one of his rivals, the West division police conducted a raid and apprehended the gangster and four of his associates from near the Unani college, Siddaiah Puranik Road (Basaveshwaranagar) on Sunday evening.
The arrested are Sridhar alias Gorilla, 31, Thimmesh alias Thimma, 35, Sumanth, 28, Venkatachala alias Kole, 20, and Muniraju alias Muni, 19. Police have recovered lethal weapons from them. Sridhar is a rowdy-sheeter at Kamakshipalya and Vijayanagar police stations and has seven cases pending against him, including one murder and three attempt-to-murder cases. Thimma and Sumanth are rowdy-sheeters at Subramanya Nagar and Kamakshipalya police stations.