Bengaluru: Couple, relative held with 500 kg red sanders | Bengaluru News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A 67-year-old man, his wife and their relative were arrested on Sunday and 500kg of red sanders were recovered from them.
Four other men have been picked up and are being interrogated in connection with the incident, RT Nagar police said. Abdul Basheer, his wife Aneesa Fatima, 57, of HMT Layout and Suhail Khan, 22, of KG Halli are the arrested accused. Probe revealed Khan had been by nabbed for kidnapping a man from RT Nagar and murdering him in Gauribidanur in 2017.
DCP (north) Dharmender Kumar Meena said an anonymous call made to the police control room after Saturday midnight helped them crack the case. “The caller said red sanders were being smuggled in a mini truck and provided details of the vehicle,” he said. RT Nagar police located the mini goods vehicle parked outside Basheer’s residence and raided it.
The wood was brought from Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh in another vehicle till the Karnataka border. Khan shifted it to the goods vehicle and drove it to Bengaluru.
Khan had been charged with murdering Mohammed Noor on the outskirts of Gauribidanur over a trivial issue. The prime accused, he walked on bail earlier this year.
“Basheer and his wife knew well that the sanders had been brought to be stored in their house. Khan and the other four suspects claim to have purchased them from a smuggler in Chittoor. We are questioning the others. We want to know who were their buyers in the city,” said an investigating officer.

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