Mangaluru: Eight arrested for suspicious behaviour – Police rule out terror angle


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Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (AM/ANK)

Mangaluru, Aug 17: Kadri police have arrested eight persons, who were behaving in suspicious manner, from a lodge in Pumpwell, late evening on Friday, August 16. Police commissioner Dr P S Harsha said that the arrested belong to gang involved in cheating and extorting. He also ruled out any terror angle.

Addressing mediapersons on Saturday, August 17, Dr P S Harsha said, “On the primary investigation, the arrested seem to be members of a cheating and extortion gang who extract money from vulnerable people.



“The arrested are T Peter Sam (53), a resident of Kerala who is the main accused, T K Bopanna (33), a resident of Madikeri, Madan (41), Chinnappa (38), Sunil Raju (35) and Kodandarama (39), all residents of Bengaluru, G Mohiudeen (70), a resident of Kulur in Mangaluru, and Abdul Lateef (59), a resident of Falnir in Mangaluru who runs hotel business.

“During investigation, it was revealed that Mohiudeen and Lateef operate from Mangaluru, while Sam Peter has links in West Bengal and Bhuvaneshwar.

“One revolver, 8 live bullets, car bearing a ‘Government of India National Crime Investigation Bureau’ board, Fake ID cards, visiting cards, a 4.5 mm pistol, laptop, 10 mobile phones and a voice recorder was confiscated.

“There looks no connection to any act of terrorism. Investigation is in progress to know the connection between Mohiudeen and Lateef, the two Mangalureans and Sam Peter from Kerala.

“They did not register themselves at the hotel lodge. We are checking the CCTV footage of the hotel as well,” he said.

As per ealier reports overnight, nine people were reportedly arrested by Kadri police.

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  • Juliet john, Wardha (Maharashtra)

    Mon, Aug 19 2019

    Salute to the Mangler Police team....Sam Peter is a total fraud person. There are many fraud cases registered in Wardha and Nagpur local police stations. He creates an impression everywhere he goes...he looted dozens of people in Wardha and Nagpur.. But thanks to our lazy police department here he could not be put behind the bars. He was absconding from Wardha from last one year. We lost every hope but God has his own justice system. He is hardcore cheater. He was running here a business of Rex Tea and cheated many people in the name of this company. There are court cases pending but even Police was failed to track him... Congratulations to Mangler Police..Sir please don't leave this man he has been doing this from many years. If thorough investigation will be done I am sure you will unearth many facts about him.

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  • John, managlore

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    G Mohiudeen (70), Is Running Meter Baddi.

    must ED Check there accounts too.

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Jathythitha team without family tradition and no approval from constitution.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Peaceful people don't carry Guns ...

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    These anti elements of society should be eliminated without trails ! No court proceeding or JAIL ! I am damn sure the POLITICIAN is involved in this GANG ! JISIYA GANG

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Yogi ji, I agree with you as you said "politicians are involved " but I don't agree that they would be eliminated without trail instead they will come out safe and sound !!!!! Because it's very simple, no other politicians are dared to support anti society elements except Lynching & Raping supporting politicians !!!!!
    NO PRIZE FOR GUESSING, THOSE POLITICIANS ARE BELONGS TO WHICH PARTY !!!!!

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Majority of them non Muslims so there’s no terror angle otherwise police police would have been created some terror stories to please their political bosses .

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    I appreciate your efforts to justify the acts of terrorism world wide, your your absolute sympathy towards barbaric terrorists is acceptable ....

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Thank God there is no mudslinging as its a secular gang ! First time in 70 years...

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  • Manmohan, Udupi

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Appreciate Quick work of Mangalore police. Excellent coordination and detention. I am sure they have stopped many robbery over last 2 days. Look forward for same vigilant actions.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Great Job done by Mangalore Police by arresting these people.

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  • DHANALAXMI VAN, KATEEL ROAD, BAJPE

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    My god G Mohiudeen aged 70 years!

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  • PRAM, India/ Magalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Amar, Akbar & Anthony united in operation Mangalore

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Just by looking at their names (except the last 2) we can be reasonably sure that there is no 'terror angle'.

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  • Hanif, Shirva-Sharjah

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Seeing these names, I feel how United we are, Politician are breaking us. lol

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  • raj, mangalore/ksa

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Mr Hanif Well said you Are 100% right

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