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Monday, July 08, 2013 11:39:46 PM (IST)  

Udupi: Habitual thief attacks policeman, nabbed after chase

Udupi: Habitual thief attacks policeman, nabbed after chase

Inchara Udupi
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi

Udupi, Jul 8: A thief who was in the habit of stealing cash boxes from temples, mosques and petty shops was chased and caught by Padubidri police here on Sunday July 6 night.

The arrested has been identified as Sanjeeva Mukhari (55) alias Santosh Poojary alias Harish, a resident of Innanje near Kaup.

On Sunday July 7 night, Padubidri police inspector Mahadeva Setty was patrolling the area along with his team, when he saw a suspcious looking man standing near a shop at Yermal Tenka. When the inspector began to question him, Sanjeeva tried to hit him with an iron rod and fled.

The police chased Sanjeeva and soon managed to nab him. On interrogation, he said that he had stolen cash boxes from temples, mosques and petty shops. The police learnt that he was involved in thefts at various places like Hejamady, Uchila, Shirva, Padubidri, Paniyur, Tenka Yermal and so on.

In fact, he was convicted in a theft case filed in Bunder police station in Mangalore and was in jail for three years. He was released on March 15 this year.

He is reportedly involved in theft cases across Dakshina Kannada district, in places like Bajpe, Kavoor, Dharmasthala, Vittal, Beltangady, Puttur, Sullia, and even Koppa.

Sanjeeva would use the stolen money to live a carefree life. Police sources also said that he is afflicted with HIV.

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Comments on this article
KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sanjiva Mukhari should be helped to come to the main stream in the soceity by providing proper job.Considering his experience,knowledge and skill so far, he could perform well in helping the police as an informer which can his life.His smile is really unforgetable.

P. Shirish Kumar Hosabettu, Muscat., Manipal
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Looks like he is innocent & not mentally stable. Poor guy,, Police must have forced him to accept what they say. I don't think this guy alone can rob so many temples.

Basil, mangalore/dubai
Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Dinesh Poojary,
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

he is innocent. Police started arresting innocents. Thy dont have guts to arrest congi looters..

Sandy, Udupi/UAE
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Police team is giving pose like they caught a international Don!!! All police men are standing like body guards while thief is sitting like a Don... Anyway good job done by the police!!!

Faizal, DXB
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A Million Dollar Smile!!!

KRPrabhu, Mangalore/Bangalore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Sanjeeva Mukhari..
Police haje patleri..
Kitlo chandu vo hasleri..
Ata kaale korche ase bosleri?

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

See Sanjeeevannas picture no.1...
He is in a jolly mood and posing like he achieved great thing.... He is infected with HIV ve!!!!! So sad !!!!! I think this guy is experienced habitual thief.... Really great chase by Inspector Mr. Setty and his dedicated team...Well done by catching this thief vivi

Sachidanand Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Sanjeeva Mukhari might have prayed like this “O Devaare, Udara Poshenegantra Erena Dabbige Kai Padondulle, Daala Tappu Ethinda Kshame Natonuve. Nana Dumbugla Erena Mudipuda Dabbi Enchene Tumbud Oppade. Yenk Bodithinaga Batthide Getunuve. Policinagalege Edde Buddi Korudu, Yennan Beri Panthandilekka Kapaadle”

Kiran, Mukka
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

See the second picture.. how respectful our police personnel are! Giving a standing ovation to Mr. Sanjeeva Mukhari for his great job!!

Bollu, Mangalore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

He is innocent..
Just leave him...
Still not received 1 Re/Kg as promised by Congress..
aakir papi pet ka sawaal hai..!!

Ismail Shaikh, Moodbidri/Dubai
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Yenchina Thelike Maraya!!!Thelike thoonaga ninna podderna Aasthi poora ninna pudard maltherand yennod!Jailedla inchane thelipondipulla"THELIKEDA BOLLI"!!

prakash, mangalore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

He really is a carefree fellow, nice smile his luck ran dry. But 12 cops posing for one catch priceless. Should frame this picture.

Question: Petty thief they show the face,photoshoots etc. But a hard core criminals like rape,murder they put hood around their face.what is the reason? thought in both cases police will file police case??

Acchu, Mlore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Prakash: Looks like their (police) life time achievement. U said it right and i agreed ur comment.

Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Good job inspector Mahadeva Setty. You are bravae. Kudos.

Please make thorough medical check up and do not take anything for granted.

Namith, Kottara
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

kya aapka toothpaste em namak hai

Deepak Mangalore, Mangalore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

These people give pose as they caught the DAWOOD

Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah
Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Langoolacharya, Belman / Washington,DC
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Man with cap.....

prakash. A. Pinto, Bajpe, Korkambla
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

well done, Great job, hope there are more crookes wanna catch them as soon as possible,

deepak kumar, Indian
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

12 Cops to catch a petty theif... Wonder how many cops we may require to catch the bigger ones !!

S.M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, udupi
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

What a smile !

vinaya, mangalore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Great smile from the thief, It looks he is giving a pose for the photograph for a advertisement inspite of knowing he will be behind bars.Very bold and courageous man, at this age also he is able to rob.

jrome, manglur dk
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

the photo is of the thief OR of the police force?
was the photo of the police personnel needed for catching a petty thief?

If it was of a notorious criminal - it was justifiable?

M W Pereira, Mangalore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Smart chap!
He must be addicted to scotch!

Rakesh shetty, mangalore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Prem, Mangaloe/Dubai
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Good Pose Matherla Marathon Tuvondulleru..................Danikulu Kulderu

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Shameer, UAE
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Caught hold of an aged thief (who's got no political nexus nor money to bribe) and look at how many to pose for a snap.

mudartha, kankanady
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

appears to be foul caught.

Hindustani, Manipal/Dubai
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

congrats to police!

ek aadmi ko pakadne itna police log?

KGShenoy, Mangalore/Dubai
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

He must have told HIV story to make the police hesitate to touch him so as to escape from punishment

Achhu, Mlore
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Ha ha ha... good comment

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Good catch and in fact habitual thief of place of worships!!!A mistrust about stealing of KAANIKE DABBI etc etc solved somewhat and a mistrust between the communities about the issue which occurs now and then gives food for thought!!Padubidri SI & team has last laugh because this big catch was accidental!!!Congrats to Padubidri Police.

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