By: Abhijit Ray, Kolkata, India
The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police of organised crime wing has arrested one of the most wanted notorious criminal Sheeter Palani who was wanted in more than 20 cases.
The CCB police were on the lookout for Palani alias kerchief Palani who was on the run after his involvement in one murder case. Palani had allegedly killed one Munna kumar at Bellandur over a trivial issue a few months ago.
Tipped off about the movement of Palani near the Hosur Road cemetery, CCB Assistant Commissioner of Police (Organised Crime Wing) Parameshwar and other officials arrived at the spot at midnight on Tuesday. The police team after a brief chase cautioned Palani to surrender.
However, agitated Palani attacked one police Inspector Harish Kumar with a dagger and injured him on the left hand. In return and for self-defence, the police team, led by the ACP, immediately fired in the air as a warning. But when Palani tried to attack others, he was shot at in the leg by the police.
Palani was nabbed and taken into custody. Police revealed that both the Inspector and rowdy sheeter are being admitted at Bowring hospital, Bengaluru.
The accused Palani, a resident of LR Nagar, In the subsequent years – was involved in close to 20 cases including three murder cases, two attempts to murder, burglary, extortion and other cases in various police stations of South and East division.
A case pertaining to the shootout has been registered at the Ashoknagar police station.
Palani was also accused of assaulting a traffic policeman. A case has been registered against the accused under attempt to murder in Ashoknagar police station limits and further investigation is on.