Bantwal: During the wee hours of October 24, policemen fired at the fleeing accused in rowdy sheeter Farooq murder case and succeeded in arresting one among them. However, two others succeeded in running away.

Bantwal rural police sub-inspector Prasanna, and one of the murder-accused, Khaleel, were injured in the incident. Both were admitted to a hospital.

Khaleel and his two accomplices, who are accused in the murder of Farooq were proceeding towards Bengaluru.

The police, who came to know about this, chased them from Bantwal. On reaching Gundia, Khaleel suddenly attacked the police team with a dagger. Bantwal town station police sub-inspector Avinash, fired at the accused.

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Dakshina Kannada district superintendent of police, Laxmi Prasad, had formed a special team to detect and arrest the murder-accused in the case.

It is reported that Khaleel is a dangerous criminal who had been named as main accused in several cases including communal clashes. He was often seen leading disturbances which occurred at Kalladka.

Khaleel’s name is in the rowdy-sheeter’s list of Bantwal town station.