Mangaluru: Eight persons planning highway robbery arrested, murder conspiracy foiled

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Apr 12: The city crime branch (CCB) police have succeeded in taking into custody eight people who had made arrangements locally to undertake highway robberies in the city and elsewhere in Dakshina Kannada district. This was stated by city police commissioner, Shashi Kumar, in a press conference held in the city on Monday April 12.

When the CCB police were on special night rounds relating to night curfew on Sunday April 11, a gang that had parked an Innova car by the roadside at Parari in Ulaibettu village within the limits of Mangaluru rural police station was sighted. The gang, armed with lethal weapons, was waiting in a crowd to stop vehicles passing by the road. Tausir alias Pattonji Tausir (28) from Marnamikatte, Mohammed Arafat alias Arafa (29) from Arkula Cottage, Farangipet, Bantwal, Tasleem (27) from Ammemar Farangipet, Nasir Hussain (29), Thumbe House near Bantwal government school, Mohamad Rafique (37), tenth mile, Pudu village, Bantwal, Mohammed Safwan alias Safwan (25), tenth mile Pudu village, Mohammed Jainuddin (24), Ammemar, Pudu village, and Unaiz alias Mohammad Unaiz (25), resident of tenth mile, Pudu village, Bantwal, were taken into custody.

The accused were waiting to rob the vehicles at Parari and also had planned for high robbery in the city outskirts. Two sabres, two knives, one dragon knife, eight mobile phones, five monkey caps, three packets of red chilli powder, and an Innova car bearing registration No. KA 09 N 7886, totally valued at Rs 10,89,490 were seized from their possession. A case has been registered in the rural police station here, and investigation is on.

Under the guidance of deputy commissioners of police, Hariram Shankar and, Vinay A Gaonkar (crime and traffic), CCB inspector Mahesh Prasad, police sub-inspector Rajendra B, Pradeep T R and CCB personnel took part in the operation.

The police said that the gang is being run by Tausir alias Tausi alias Patonji and rowdy Batish alias Basith, currently living abroad. Tausir had set up TB (Tausir and Basith) group for the purpose. He used to recruit members to the group and got involved with financial settlements. Batish alias Bashith used to issue instructions to the gang members. Under one such instruction, Tausir and others had recently collected information about Anas from Sullia and planned to recover money from him.

Safwan of the Tausir gang had lent Rs 12 lac to Ziyad from Melkar B C Road, presently conducting business operations at Bengaluru. As he did not repay the money, the gang went to Bengaluru to recover it. But they could not meet Ziyad, Therefore, they had returned and were waiting to commit highway robberies. Tausir and Tasleem have been named in a case of failed robbery attempt within Dharmasthala police station limits.

Tausir faces six cases in different police stations and was evading arrest in the robbery case. Tasleem was involved with the double murder of Riyaz and Fayaz at Farangipet in 2017 and is involved with 12 cases, and had evaded arrest. Jainuddin has nine cases against is name, Arafath has three cases, and one case each is registered against Naseer Hussain and Mohammed Rafiq at different police stations. The cases include murder, attempt to murder, kidnap, blackmail, riot, cattle theft, financial settlements and extortion, the police stated.






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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Tue, Apr 13 2021

    As if only Muslims are responsible for crime in this world after reading the comments!

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  • Rita, Germany

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    These goons want simply money which hard earned money from others.Now everybody is giving simply the excuse of no jobs?Or they dont want to work?If there is no jobs go to Indian Army.There are enough jobs there,get good food ,get weapons to use but in only restricted area.How come their parents allow this to their children?And speaking of religion ?They had chilli powder why didnt police throw into their eyes to exhibit how good it is?make them understand how people suffer with it?Such Rogues should be not allowed out of Jail.hard punishment is required .After so many murder ,robberies ,many cases how come they are out?When they have not studied who will give them job?:Let them go to school even now in night school study and sure they can get good jobs .Only one who wants.How many people so studied in night school and got jobs under many problems.Here one sees all are from same community unfortunately ,and not first time.Let their religion head take them to breast and give them a good lesson.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    What emboldens these alleged criminals to commit heinous crimes in Karnataka ??? Is the state being transformed into a UP or Bihar, which were earlier ruled by SP and RJD governments ??? The state must crush the roots, of these evil diaspora, with all the force under their command... CM Yogiji, criminal cleansing dogma must be incorporated at the earliest !!!!

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    You cannot blame God and Modi for everything in life. Thats the biggest mistake the Congress and its chelas have done so far and look where they are today. They have to depend on a Wayanad or Ullala for survival.

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  • Mohammed Isaq, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Seems like Notorious rowdy sheeters. These goons are out of their beef, ganja illegal business now, left only one business to rob and kill the innocents. Please give some strong treatments so that they cannot stand on their own legs

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Shakal se koi acha admi nahi dikta hai.. Sab crime patrol wale chor jaisa hai

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  • Shobakka, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Mithun Rai and Khader Bhai kidhar hai? same to same common names again and again... because of their name they are framed? everyday? break the knees and knuckles to beg on the streets

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Dear shobakka, Mithun Rai and Khader saab has even bigger list of kingpins criminals sheltered by you if you counter them for answer. So you better shut your mouth.

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  • S Shetty, Tulunaad

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Give Some Good Manners to Kids, and Stop supporting this kind of acts, try to make them good people for a society like Hajabba, Modi gu Nerre Baari Sulaba, Wa Wa Janaklu Ulle Marre

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Some of them may be educated but they want to live life on easy easy earnings. Olden days there were some olg guys who were collecting bottles, news paper and scrap oro & steel. They were earning well and eating well. Mutton beryani, korma, masala and parata. These days youngsters are fashion follwere and girls chasers. A motor bike is a must and strong perfume. In the car blasting music. Endera bava perched 4 beers oru gadi pov Madikeri👍😆

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  • Navneeth, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    So if cattle thieves and illegal transporters are caught by Bajrang Dal and handed over to the police , then BDs are jobless goons. Its wrong and illegal , as cattle thieves have a common factor. If highway robbers and murder conspirators again from the common factor are caught, then its wrong and due to Modi . Dont get the logic by the Vadra Congress supporters. No wonder the party is decimating.

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  • Sheikh M, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    There is no jobs for young people, Feku Maharaj had promised since 2013 before general election, After his rule Muslim community not only neglected, also discriminated in the job placement

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    No jobs😂😂So you are supporting criminal activities?

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Which book you read which says do robbery if you don have jobs?

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    why don't you ask some power who has guaranteed you some provision. If there is small family something would have been possible. if you have 5, 6,7 or dozen kids, how can Mr Modi help?

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  • Stan, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Instead of blaming Feku blame yourself...mass production without thinking of consequences....

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  • Nelson Pinto, Udupi /Oman

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Kasargod: Once a night watchman, now IIM assistant professor...

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  • Ganesha, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Bhagwan detha hai... Lekin parvarish kaun karega????

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  • SB, Mlore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Dear Mr Sheikh ,Usually you live and die by the rule book rihgt, Is this written in some page number or verse that if you dont have Job induldge in Criminal activities. ? Jobless and unemployment is limited to a certain community is it ? Even today there is shortage of har working skilled workers. We dont get carpenters, Plumbers Masons when needed despite tthem charging 1000 rs per day. The problem is some people only want Shoki Jobs of sitting in some Mobile Sales & Service shops in a fancy mall with air Condition, oogling at girls. spending some relatives gulf money or his left over perfumes, bought from his painfull hard earned savings after smuggling gold hidden inside his rectum, put some hair jell and this new beard trend, wear mukkal pants and pressure your hard working parents or relatives for a new or second hand bike, pick up some girl by chance ... then complain that becase of GST & Demonitization there is no business, lets steal a cow from around Bajpe side and stuff it inside a Maruti alto, and sell it to a illegal Slaughter house , earn some petty commision at a the expense of its distraught owners for whom this cow was part of their life, in the night go to some other communities place of worship and commit some attrocity , next day go to protest called by your favorite politcial pudaari, for a reason you have no Clue about , pelt stones at police and create law and order situaion.... then cry Minorities life has turned miserbale under this rule.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    to all those people who are crying there is no job come outside of your homes and see how hard people are earning to make a day by selling ice creams, working as drivers, time keepers, cleaners, there are some risking their lives by selling groceries on foot path any day their shop will be confiscated, want more ? people who are working 24/7 in toll booths, as security guards in apartments. there is a job stop supporting criminals by excusing that lack of employment was the cause therefore comment sensibly

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Bangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Total fertility rate per woman in India is 2.2 today. Fertility rate of Hindus 2.1, Muslims 2.6, Christians 2, Buddhists 1.7, Sikhs 1.6 and Jains 1.2. Fertility rate 2.1 is the rate worldwide, which is able to replace itself from generation to generation. Barring Hindus and Muslims, the total fertility rate for all other religious communities has dropped below replacement levels. This is as per latest statistics provided by govt. Five, six to a dozen children may be there for a particular couple, but the total average is as stated above.

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    So you keep on justifying for all the crimes happening around ???? Do you judge or justify crimes only based on religion? If they have robbed and killed someone close to you, then also you would excuse them saying such nonsence things??

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  • Jhanavi, mangalore

    Tue, Apr 13 2021

    Dear.. It's the mindset of people.. a robber will always be a robber which ever caste he is from...whatever way you show he will choose easy methods to earn money.....

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  • Supreeth, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Jossey , Why dont you provide them employment? Or you can take care of them by providing food and shelter.

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  • RSRB, Kundapura / Singapore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Today, many organization do not provide the job for some specific people as these specific people think stealing / robbing is also a kind of noble job....

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Why are you defending these third rate guys ? Wat jobs? There are many people who are without jobs..If you dont have a job, you need to find any alternative , not resort to robbery and murder...Would you say this to Almighty that i didnt have a job , so I commited robbery ??? I am ashamed that these guys are muslims...Third class ...

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Since cows/ cattle slaughter ban is being in effect more and more guys must be without any income and sustaining life has become difficult. These guys can way lay any lone vehicle and rob people very easily.

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  • Prashanth, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    There is labor worker shortage every where in our district. These mischief guys may earn minimum wages of around 800 to 1,000 instead of these easy earning. let them work hard and earn with dignity, do they ready?

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  • SB, Mlore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Once again same people, same Modus Operandi.

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  • Ashi, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Something fishy!.Super Cops catch robbers prior act and confiscated monkey cap, chilli powder. Lucky, Flipkart delivers Chilli Powder or else all families go Jail if they carry.

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  • Moshu, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Most of the criminals given free access to continue their businesses inspite their past crimes exist in police files.

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  • Gabriel Lewis, Brahmavar

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    The people of Udupi are really peaceful when compared to our neighbours. DK=UP

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    For people here commenting based these peoples religion, remember if you look up and spit it falls on your face. There is no religion for criminals. We have seen right wing workers caught with cow smuggling for slaughter. We have seen Christian, Muslim and Hindu criminals joined together in robberies and murders. I don’t know why certain people only pick on religion when a case like this is reported.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    We failed to give them proper Employment ...

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    over population is the problem. Jobs are not something coming out of a magic wand. Government is only an enabler to create a conducive environment for business to prosper. Businessmen provide jobs or they have to find some self employment.

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  • Aparna Thingalaya, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Jossy, Does not mean that, these lumpen elements got license to rob, kill or extort money...???? Hundreds of workers from UP/Bengal/Assam working in Karnataka/Kerala. Many UP/Odissa workers are working in construction, carpentry and Saloons. Why cant these people do that work. Its very simple. Local jobs below their dignity and thinking they are from Aristocrat or Royal family and they want easy money and royal life. ( In Kannada Kuditha, Kunitha , Mooleya Kaditha ..that means Sharab, Naach gana, Kabab )

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    @ Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai employment ? there is job everywhere people are working hard like bus conductors, time keepers, drivers, selling ice cream under hot sun, selling vegetables, have you ever come out of your comfort zone & witnessed what's like a day outside ?

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  • Abdul khader, B.c road

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    we want jobs

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  • Roshan, Mangalore / Abudhabi

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Robbery is a Job? People doing lot of prayers but very far from living God

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  • Aneesh Krishna, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Kadhar bhai whats going on in your mind?😂😂😂😂😂

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  • Jason Dias, Niddodi/Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Kalvereg job yer korper anna !!!

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    SP saab, Please train our policemen to use guns!! SP Harsha had set some standards of operations in Mangalore, please continue.

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    I am from a peaceful religion I don't think it was highway robbery .It is definitely something else.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Give them properly with lathis

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  • S.F.H, Indian

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Idiots...Islam do not tolerate this, If proved, armed robery is subjected to death penalty as per shariyah.

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  • Manu, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Why Shariah? Follow the constitution or hand over to public.

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  • Anil, Mp

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    @ SFH Actually Islam permits ... How captured slaves should be treated ... We saw it in Iraq... Syria... What's it stance on this

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  • Sanjay, Hebri

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Accept what you preach!

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  • Rohit, Udupi

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Give them death penalty. Why wait to save the goons. These goons will come again after 3 years and will continue theor gondaism. If they have no mercy towards humans on killing, why save them.

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  • Prakash, Mlore

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    Feeling offended or blindly defending just because of same religion is the problem here. Same ghetto attitude sometimes shelters criminals and defend them against the law. !!

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  • Nelson Pinto, Udupi /Oman

    Mon, Apr 12 2021

    ...any religion will not tolerate this ............

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