Bengaluru: Cops foil robbery bid, arrest one

Bengaluru: A 32-year-old robber was arrested by the Viveknagar police while his gang members managed to escape on Sunday night on the Intermediate Ring Road near Ejipura.

The gang was preparing for a robbery with lethal weapons when a police team intercepted them. When they saw the police, they jumped inside an Innova car (KA-03-D-1282) to escape. However, one of them slipped and fell on the ground and was arrested while others managed to escape.

The police arrested Afroz Pasha alias Katmat, a resident of Ilyas Nagar, and seized a pistol and live bullets from him. The nine-member gang was waiting for their targets near air-view point on the Intermediate Ring Road around 10.15 pm.

The Vivek Nagar police, who were on night patrol, saw the gang standing near the Innova car with lethal weapons in their hands. As the police vehicle approached, they jumped into the car and escaped, except Afroz, who fell down.

The police arrested him, and during interrogation, he confessed that they were planning to commit a robbery and were waiting for their target. Based on Afroz’s statement, the police have launched a manhunt to nab Asif alias Shaitan Asif, Mohammed Akbar, Mohammed Asgar, Mohammed Qadeer alias TB Patient, Afroz, Aijaz alias Operation Aijaz, Afsar alias SP and Asgar Khan alias Ajju.

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