Hai Bangalore Editor Ravi Belagere Arrested For Allegedly Commissioning Colleague’s Homicide

Bengaluru Editor Arrested For Allegedly Commissioning Colleague's Murder

Ravi Belagere, editor of Hai Bangalore, was arrested from his residence in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru:  The editor of a weekly tabloid in Karnataka has been arrested for allegedly hiring a contract killer to homicide a colleague, the police have mentioned. The police mentioned Ravi Belagere, the editor of Kannada tabloid Hai Bangalore, was arrested on Friday after he was named by the person he allegedly employed to kill Sunil Heggaravanahalli. The motive is believed to be private enmity, the police mentioned, however the killing was not carried out.Shashidhar Mundewadi, who was allegedly employed to kill Mr Heggaravanahalli was caught after the police mentioned they arrested one other contract killer Tahir Hussain for proudly owning unlawful weapons. “Shashidhar Mundewadi is (wished) in three homicide instances and one arms case. He bought a gun from Tahir,” Karnataka residence minister R Ramalinga Reddy mentioned. A revolver, a double barrel gun and practically 100 bullets had been discovered at Shashidhar’s Bengaluru residence, The New Minute reported.

Mr Heggaravalli informed information company PTI that he was shocked when he learnt that Mr Belagere allegedly wished to kill him. “It’s surprising that Belagere wished to kill me. I’m nonetheless related to Hai Bangalore. I’m not ready to determine why I used to be the goal. Solely he can clarify the rationale. He had spoken to me final night time in a cordial method. We had been shut to one another,” he mentioned.

He claimed that Mundewadi had as soon as come to his home on August 28 as a courier supply boy because the CCTV footage confirmed.

Ravi Belagere was one of many two journalists whose arrest had been ordered by the Karnataka Assembly earlier this yr based mostly on a complaint that they had written offensive articles against legislators. The Privileges Committee of the meeting had mentioned Mr Belagere and Anil Raju of Yelahanka Voice had revealed articles towards legislators and should go to jail for a year and pay a fine of Rs 10,000.

The arrest order nonetheless was stayed by the Karnataka Excessive Court docket on Wednesday.

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