Mangaluru, August 15, 2015: Underworld don Bannanje Raja was produced before district principle and session court in Belagavi on Friday 8.25pm amid huge police security, in connection to murder case of businessman and cooperative leader RN Nayak from Ankola in Uttar Kannada district in December 2013.
Judge P Krishna Bhat remanded him to police custody till 28th August. Bannanje is an accused under Karnataka Control of Organized Crime Act (KCOCA). KCOCA related cases in Uttar Kannada falls in the jurisdiction of Belagavi Court.
Accused was brought by SpaceJet flight to Sambra Airport here at 7.20pm. It took around an hour to inspect security issues and later he moved towards court. He was in one police vehicle among eight vehicles back to back. Udupi SP Annamalai was along with the accused. Huge security had arranged at court premises and entry for journalists at the court premises banned.
Bannanje was taken out to Udupi amid huge security.
Earlier Report: Dreaded gangster Bannanje Raja brought to India