Mahantesh killers arrested

12:33 PM, Friday, June 8th, 2012

Mahantesh-K.-ArrestedBangalore: CCB police have arrested four persons in connection with the murder of Mahantesh, Deputy Director of the Co-operative Audit Department. The arrested are Kiran Kumar (23) of Sanjeevnagar, Ayyappa (24) of Vayyalikaval, Murali (29) of Malleshwaram and Shivakumar (28) of Sampangiramanagar. Bangalore Police Commissioner Jyothi Prakash Mirji said another accused is absconding.

Police Said Kiran who was caught by Mahantesh for misusing the funds of the Thrift Co-operative Society in which he was the cashier, had recently been served a notice and Mahantesh who had visited the society on May 9 had said he would be visiting again on May 15. Perturbed that he would be exposed, Kiran got the officer killed with the help of his accomplices.

Police it is learnt, Kiran had asked his accomplices to assault Mahantesh, but they had grievously attacked the officer on May 15 resulting in his death five days later.

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