Bantwal, June 01, 2018: An incident wherein the police apprehended three persons in true cinematic style after firing at their car which zoomed forth despite signalling it to stop, has been reported from Manihalla near Bantwal late night on Thursday.
Those arrested are Saddam of Maripalla, Mausin of Suratkal and Irshad of Bollai. Two others namely Mansoor and Ammi of Ammemar near Farangipete have escaped.
The incident : The police who were on patrol duty near the Belthangady check post had signalled a red coloured Swift to stop. However, the occupants of the car sped forth by even climbing a divider. The police then immediately tipped off the Punjalakatte police. But those in the car even gave the Punjalakatte cops a slip and headed towards Bantwal where the police on getting information waited for the car to arrive at Manihalla.
At Manihalla Probationary IPS officer Akshay M, rural SIs Chandrashekhar and N Prasanna signalled the car to stop. However, the miscreants tried to run over their vehicle on the cops making it inevitable for the latter to open fire and arrest the three.
Police found two machetes, a rod, chilly powder, monkey cap and ropes inside the car. The suspicion is that they were planning some dacoity. Of the arrested Saddam and Mausin had several cases against them.