Seized drugs from former minister late Jeevaraj Alva’s son Aditya Alva’s house, says CCB

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October 18, 2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 18: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) has told the Karnataka High Court that they have certain materials in support of registering an FIR against Aditya Alva, son of former minister late Jeevaraj Alva, in the drugs case. It has filed the statement of objections in response to Alva’s plea seeking to quash the FIR registered against him.

The CCB has stated that they have seized narcotic tablets and some quantity of ganja from Alva’s residence in Hebbal during the raid. Alva was also arranging parties and one of the persons circulating drugs which has come in the evidence of other accused, it said. The offences alleged against him are cognizable in nature, it said.

Justice Suraj Govindaraj, who heard the matter on Friday, adjourned the hearing to November 13.

In his petition, Alva challenged the FIR registered by the Cottonpet Police on September 4 under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and IPC. He claimed the complaint registered against him does not mention the commission of any cognizable offence said to have been committed by him.

Alva, who holds Masters Degree in International Diplomacy and International Law from the SOAS College, London, and a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics from the University of San Francisco, claimed that he was a realtor. He also stated that he hails from a respectable family of politicians who made significant contributions to the state.

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October 17,2020
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Bengaluru, Oct 17: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President D.K. Shivakumar said on Friday that he would always be looked upon as a Congressman, and not a caste leader.

Speaking to reporters here, Shivakumar said that he is a Vokkaliga because he is an agriculturist and was born to Vokkaliga parents.

“No doubt I am proud of my caste Vokkaliga. But that doesn’t mean that I would indulge in caste or religion-based politics. Being a Congress member and KPCC President, I have only one caste and that is Congress. Why should I speak about other castes,” he shot back to his rivals in general and JD(S) leader H.D. Kumarswamy in particular.

He said that there is no politics involved in attracting people into the party fold and all these things generally happen during every election.

“In every election, our rivals BJP and JD(S) do the same by visiting our party leaders and we also do it, which is just fair and square. Why should anyone be worried about it,” he asked.

Categorically ruling out any race between him and Kumaraswamy for the Vokkaliga leadership, a dominant community in the south Karnataka region to which both leaders belong, Shivakumar said that he has never indulged in caste politics and for him Congress is his only caste.

On Thursday, Kumaraswamy had alleged that the Congress, which lacks a worker base in Rajarajeshwari Nagar (R.R. Nagara) Assembly constituency, was trying to lure his party workers ahead of the by-elections.

R.R. Nagara, along with the Sira Assembly segment in Tumakuru, will go to bypolls on November 3.

With both seats having considerable presence of the Vokkaliga community, winning them is crucial for both the leaders to consolidate their position in the community.

With the community seen as a strong vote base of JD(S), Kumaraswamy is looking at keeping it intact. Shivakumar, who is the top leader in the Congress from the community, is looking at consolidating his position within the party by winning the bypolls.

Winning R.R. Nagar is even more crucial for him as it comes under the Bangalore Rural Lok Sabha constituency, represented by his brother D.K. Suresh.

In this constituency, Congress has pitted political greenhorn Kusuma H against battle hardened N. Munirathna of the BJP.

In Sira, Congress has fielded party veteran and former minister T.B. Jayachandra against Ammajamma of the JD(S), the widow of late party MLA Sathyanarayana, and Rajesh Gowda of the BJP.

The Sira by-elections were necessitated following the death of JD(S) legislator B. Sathyanarayana in August, while the R.R. Nagar seat fell vacant after the disqualification of Congress MLA N. Munirathna under the anti-defection law last year.

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October 16,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 16: A 45-year-old pub owner – Manish Shetty - was shot dead late on Thursday night by rival gang members, the police said.

Shetty was reportedly a close associate of Morocco-based fugitive underworld don Bannanje Raja.

The police suspect that members of the Rashid Malabari gang might have carried out the attack, as this is their typical style of murdering rivals in the coastal region of Karnataka, where single barrel gun is often used by gang members to eliminate their rivals, unlike the Bengaluru underworld which often uses machete or sword as its main weapon to eliminate its rivals.

The police added that Shetty was also a rowdysheeter and was wanted in several cases of robbery and murder in Mangaluru and Udupi districts.

According to the police, the deceased Manish Shetty aka Sarvatham Shetty was the owner of Duet pub on RHP Road off Brigade Road in Bengaluru.

Shetty hailed from Koppa village in Chikkamagalurur district.

Speaking to reporters, Deputy Commissioner of Police (central division), M.N. Anucheth, said that at around 9 pm, an incident of shooting occurred in the Cubbon Park police station limits.

"Shetty, aged about 45 years, was shot at by unknown bike-borne assailants in front of his bar located on RHP Road," he said in a statement released to the media.

Shetty was shifted to the Mallya hospital for treatment but the hospital declared him brought dead.

Meanwhile, Bengaluru city Police Commissioner Kamal Panth, who visited the spot, told reporters that the preliminary investigation pointed at the Managluru rivalry connection. "We have definite clues, we will arrest the culprits soon," he said.

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October 11,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 11: In a bid to stop illegal cattle trafficking, police opened fire on the accused in a vehicle on the narrow Shirthady-Moodbidri Road on the outskirts of the city toddy morning. 

According to police, the traffickers rammed the hatchback into a police jeep and other occupants forcing Police Inspector Dinesh Kumar to fire two rounds – one in the air and other at the hatchback.

The incident took place at around 4.45am under Moodbidri police station limits. Vikash Kumar Vikash, the city police chief who hailed the action by the PI, said that police on rounds directed a speeding Maruti Ritz car to slow down for inspection. 

“The driver ignored the signal and attempted a quick getaway by reversing the car. When the PI chased the car that was reversing in his jeep, the driver stopped the car and suddenly moved forward and rammed the jeep.”

“The traffickers escaped under cover of darkness when the PI opened fire with his service pistol to prevent the gang from attacking him. 

“The traffickers had removed the back seat of the Ritz and had used the space to cram in six cows. Police recovered talwars, sticks, ropes and tarpaulin used to camouflage the cattle.”

“We have identified the traffickers and stringent action will be taken against them,” he said adding the accused fled in a Maruti Omni that was trailing the hatchback.

Police have seized the hatchback and are verifying its ownership, Vikash Kumar said. A case under attempt to murder (307), rash and negligent driving (279) and assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty (353) of IPC and Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Act at the jurisdictional Moodbidri police station to a complaint from Dinesh Kumar, the city police chief, added.

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