Mangaluru, June 18, 2015: The CCB Police who raided a place close by the Jokatte Industrial Area near Baikampady on June 17, Thursday foiled a murder plot with the arrest of as many as eight persons. Five swords,a fake pistol, 16 cell phones and a Scorpio vehicle were seized from them. The operation was led by CCB Inspector Valentine D’Souza.
The arrest followed a tip off that the eight were planning to eliminate a person named Ilyas who was out of jail recently. Sources said they had a previous enmity with Ilyas of Ullal against whom Goonda Act had been invoked. There is also information that the eight had acted at the instructions of Safwan of Haleyangady, the elder brother of one of the accused Suzaan. Safwan is presently behind bars.
It has also been gathered that they were planning even to rob some rich persons. The arrested have been identified as Sahil Ismail alias Sahil (20) of Krishnapura, Suzaan alias Mohammed Suzaan alias Sujja (18), Abdul Rauf alias Rauf (20) of Haleangady , Mohammed Aneez alias Aneez (18) of Padu Panambur, Mohammed Suhail alias Suhail (20) of Kuthar, Mahendra (35) of Tyagarajanagar, Bengaluru, Srinivas (40) of Basavanagudi, Bengaluru, and Shravana (36) of Banashankari, Bengaluru.
The CCB cops earlier had information that a Scorpio vehicle was moving suspiciously in the area. It is said the accused who had hired the Scorpio had even changed its number plate.
Further investigations are in progress.