August 2, 2014 8:23:13 pm
The Bangalore city police have brought charges under the stringent Goonda Act against two habitual sexual offenders in an effort to send a stern warning to people who commit sexual offenses.
Shivarama Reddy alias Shiva, a resident of Avalahalli near Hosakote, who was recently arrested by the Electronic City police for the rape of a
software engineer at her PG accommodation and Narayana alias Nani of Hosakerehalli in South Bangalore, who was recently arrested by the Girinagar police for allegedly abducting and raping a girl have been now booked under the Goonda Act as well.
The duo are presently lodged in the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison and they will be under detention for one year without bail after the police slapped the Goonda Act against them.
The move comes after the state government in the wake of a spate of sexual offences in Bangalore decided to detain sexual offenders under
the provision of Karnataka Prevention of dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug Offenders, Gamblers, Goonda, Immoral traffic offenders and Slum Grabbers, Video or Audio Pirates Act, 1985, which is known as the Goonda Act to prevent such incidents.
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