December 5, 2015 6:00:54 pm
Six persons attached with a pro-Kannada organisation “Karnataka Kavalu Sene” have been arrested by the Mico Layout police on Friday night after they allegedly raided a brothel house in South-East Bengaluru and demanded extortion money to cover up the incident.
The accused persons have been identified as Radrajith, 25 of Kanakapura Road and the state president of the Sene and his associates as Ravichandra, 26 of JP Nagar, Pratap, 24, Gajendra, 26, Muniyappa, 23, all three are residents of Bannerghatta and Satish, 24 of Chikka Kammanahalli, all are attached with the Sene.
The Mico Layout police said that the Rudradeep and his team collected an information about a brothel house run in Mico Layout area. They did not inform it to the local police and they themselves conducted a raid. They found three women and a customer in the house. They demanded Rs20,000 from the customer to cover up the incident and also Rs1 lakh from a mediator. The customer and mediator denied to pay any amount to the gang which led to decide the gang to take them to the police station.
Meanwhile, the house owner came to know about the incident and informed it to the police, who rushed to the spot. The police picked all six persons from the spot and arrested them. A case of an attempt to extortion has been registered against the accused persons.
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Police investigation reveals that the gang committed similar offense in JP Nagar 2nd Phase, a week ago and succeed to extort Rs 1.27 lakh from a brothel house.
“We suspect that Rudradeep and others committed similar offenses across the city and we are investigating it to find out the real fact,” an investigation officer said.
All six persons produced before the court on Saturday and remanded them to judicial custody. Also, three women, two from Kolkata and one from Chennai were rescued and the pimp Harish was arrested for running a prostitution. The further investigations are on.
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