Mangaluru, Oct 4: A special police team constituted to investigate two assault cases, said to be retaliatory ones, reported from Moodbidri police limits on September 24, arrested three persons in each case.
Dhanaraj (25), a resident of Thokur, Dinesh Poojary (38), a resident of Sasihithlu, and Shashwath Shetty (23), a resident of Honnakatte, were arrested in connection with the assault on Imtiyaz, proprietor of Badirya Hotel at Gantalkatte in Karinje village.
A gang of miscreants had attempted to murder Imtiyaz on September 24 in his restaurant.
Imtiyaz is one of the accused in the murder case of Bajrang Dal leader Prashant Poojary, who was hacked to death in Moodbidri by six assailants on 9 October 2015.
There are other accused to be arrested in connection with attempt to murder, said a communique from the police.
Similarly, Mohammed Sharief alias Sharief (24), a resident of Ammunje, Shifaz (21), and Mohammed Arif (28), both residents of Kandavara-Bajpe, were arrested in connection with the assault on Harish Shetty of Moodbidri, the police said.
Harish Shetty is the convenor of Bajrang Dal’s Gurupura unit. He was attacked near Bajpe-Kaikamba within hours after murder attempt on Imtiyaz.
3 arrested for murder attempt on Imtiyaz; 3 others held for assault on BD activist Harish Sehtty