Surendra Bantwal murder case - Nine people arrested, produced in court

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP)

Bantwal, Oct 31: As many as nine people have been arrested in Surendra Bantwal murder case. Surendra, a resident of Vasti Apartment, Bantwal Bhandaribettu, was hacked to death by miscreants on October 20. A case in this connection is registered in Bantwal police station.

Police have arrested Satish Kulal, Girish Kinnigoli, Akash Bhavav Sharan, Venkatesh Poojary, Pradeep, Sharif, Divyaraj, Rajesh and Anil Pumpwell, and produced them in the court. 

 T D Nagaraj, CPI, Bantwal circle is conducting investigation under guidance from SP B M Laxmiprasad and assistant DySP Valentine D’ Souza.

Five special teams are formed to nab the suspected killers consisting of PSIs Avinash H Gowda, Bantwal police station, Prasanna M S, Bantwal rural station, Sanjiva K, Bantwal rural police station, Nandakumar PSI, Belthangadi station, Vinod Reddy, PSI Vitla station, Rajesh K V, PSI Bantwal traffic police station, Kalaimar PSI Bantwal town police station, Kumar Kamble PSI Belthangadi traffic police station, Ravi B S PI, Cheluvaraj PI, technical department staff and expert police staff in the district.

The involvement of accused Sathish Kulal (39), resident of Bantwal is found during the investigation. The second accused is Girish (28), resident of Neerumarga, Bondantila village, Mangaluru. He is said to be close to Sathish Kulal. Sathish Kulal has confessed during questioning that Pradeep Kumar, alias Pappu, Sharif alias Sayyad Sharif, Venkappa Poojary alias Venkatesh and Sharan who is in central prison Bengaluru had hatched a conspiracy to the murder and asked to kill Surendra.

The accused were arrested and questioned. Pradeep Kumar alias Pappu was the friend of deceased Surendra Bantwal and had borrowed a loan from Surendra for jewellery business. Rs seven lacs out of the loan are still to be repaid. The murder occurred over dispute of repayment.

Pappu had paid Rs two lac to Sharan through an acquaintance to kill Surendra. The acquaintance is yet to be arrested.

Accused Venkappa Poojary alias Venkatesh also had borrowed money from Surendra. A small amount of the loan is still pending to be repaid. Venkappa Poojary had paid Rs 90,000 to Sathish Kulal in advance to commit the murder.

Accused Sharif alias Sayyad Sharif had personal enmity with late Surendra Bantwal. Therefore, he had helped in the murder.

Akashbhavan Sharan who is in Bengaluru jail was questioned after obtaining his police custody. He had personal enmity with Surendra. Therefore, he joined other men accused in the murder inciting Girish that Surendra is being killed to avenge the murder of Kishan Hegde. He had arranged a vehicle and place to go into hiding through Divyaraj and Anil Pumpwell.

He had arranged accommodation in Ujire and the vicinity for the accused through Rajesh, resident of Belthangadi. Rs 50,000 cash and mobile phone of the accused is in his custody. He had given his Omni vehicle for the accused to flee. All of them are arrested. Divyaraj is a resident of Pumpwell and an accused of murder of Ashraf Kalai in Benjanapadavu in 2017. He is also close to Kishan Hegde.

Nearly 20 cases are pending against Sharan alias Akashvani Sharan. Those are two in Mangaluru south, one in Barke, one in Kavoor and one in Sullia. All these five are murder cases. He was arrested in sexual assault case in Manipal police station limits and is in Bengaluru prison since the last two years.

The investigation are progressing in a systematic manner so far. The murder appears to have been committed for financial disputes and personal enmity. The arrested accused men are in police custody for additional investigations. Special police squad is trying to nab the remaining accused. 



Comment on this article

  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    so he helped them during their crisis now they eliminated him because they couldn't pay back, did it benefit them ? NO, see now its a dead end. moment they are bailed out its bye bye. Disgusting behavior by the absolute dregs of humanity Did he even have any legit references to handle and be in charge of that kind of money? Wow. Some people are way too trusting. These are the same geniuses that want everything for free and think they are entitled.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    These accused will be out on bail in no time!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Every day murders are taking place because of financial issues!
    Combined effect of Demo, GST, & COVID19!

    This was predicted earlier by experts, this will become more see serious as people fail on EMIs & recovery agents start hounding them!

    Incidentally a second wave of the virus is sweeping Europe; yesterday American stock market talked 6.5℅ which is worrying!

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  • Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    These people have transactions over 60-70L every day and net worth over 20-25 crores. All in cash and black money. It's all illegal.
    That said, Demo, GST, covid se in logon ko L*nd farak nhi padta lol
    They deal with gamblers, real estate investors, 2 number business people

    They are well beyond your imagination, Mr Rice Bag
    Think something other than religion and politics. Get a life!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Mind your language first!

    Whether it's black or white when there is economic depression across sectors (all which you mentioned including Bollywood) & investment failing, loans not being paid back there is a cascading effect; and when the amount is big such things are going to happen, either commit suicide or get killed!

    FYI, my comments were on the general economy & common man & not on people who do all illegal things, which you might be well aware of!

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    Where in my comments have I mentioned about religion & politics, so request you to answer appropriately instead of blindly punching

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    So many stories of CHOTA gangs, enmity, killing, plotting , sketching this people will released on bail to commit bigger version of CRIME ! again the story will continue and one more group photograph and old british law practiced by lawyer to depend them.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Nov 1 2020

    This is Embarrassing ...

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 31 2020

    All accused were waiting for 15 lacs since long now they recovered from aatmanirbhar of Surendra.

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