Arun Dev

Arun Dev is an Assistant Editor with the Karnataka bureau of Hindustan Times. A journalist for over 10 years, he has written extensively on crime and politics.

Articles by Arun Dev

Bengaluru man stabs landlady 91 times, steals jewellery to repay debts; arrested

A senior police officer said that it was Kishan who informed the family about the murder and helped them with the funeral, in order to evade suspicion

The post-mortem of the 75-year-old woman revealed that she was stabbed 91 times by the suspect, who is now in custody. (HT PHOTO.)
The post-mortem of the 75-year-old woman revealed that she was stabbed 91 times by the suspect, who is now in custody. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 25, 2022 01:28 PM IST

Coastal Karnataka records below normal rainfall

This rainfall is even less than the average rainfall received in the region during this time. According to IMD, in Dakshina Kannada, the average rainfall during this season is 35.2 mm and the rainfall reported on Saturday was 78.8% less than the average rainfall. Similarly, Udupi reported 84% less rainfall and Uttara Kannada 88% less.

After close to a month of heavy rainfall, the coastal Karnataka districts of are reporting less than normal rainfall, according to the records of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). (HT Photo)
After close to a month of heavy rainfall, the coastal Karnataka districts of are reporting less than normal rainfall, according to the records of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 24, 2022 12:06 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Narco test on PSI scam accused cop key: CID petition

The Karnataka criminal investigation department (CID) that has filed a petition before a Bengaluru court last week to conduct a narco-analysis test on suspended additional director general of police (ADGP) Amrit Paul on Friday reiterated that the test holds key to solve anomalies in the police sub-inspector (PSI) recruitment case.

Additional director general of police Amrit Paul was arrested on June 4 on charges of allowing malpractice in the recruitment of police sub-inspector posts. (ANI)
Additional director general of police Amrit Paul was arrested on June 4 on charges of allowing malpractice in the recruitment of police sub-inspector posts. (ANI)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 12:03 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Stalker beheads former partner in Karnataka: Police

Bengaluru A 23-year-old man allegedly beheaded his former girlfriend on the suspicion that she was in a relationship and later carried her severed head to the local police station in Karnataka’s Vijayanagar district, police said on Friday

In April, the accused married someone else but continued to stalk the victim
In April, the accused married someone else but continued to stalk the victim
Published on Jul 22, 2022 11:16 PM IST

Drink spiked by unknown persons, says actor held for drug consumption

Deputy commissioner of police (East) Bheemashankar S Guled said in the notice served on Tuesday, the actor has been asked to appear before the investigators within seven days.

City police have issued a notice to actor Siddhanth Kapoor, asking him to appear before Ulsoor police as part of their investigation into a case against him for allegedly consuming narcotic drugs. (PTI File)
City police have issued a notice to actor Siddhanth Kapoor, asking him to appear before Ulsoor police as part of their investigation into a case against him for allegedly consuming narcotic drugs. (PTI File)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 12:27 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

No recruitment until CID finishes probe: Police chief

The police department stopped all recruitments until the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) completes its probe into the PSI scam.

Except for clerical staff, all other officers in Karnataka’s recruitment division have been transferred following malpractices in the police sub-inspector recruitment scam, senior Karnataka police officials said on Thursday. (HT)
Except for clerical staff, all other officers in Karnataka’s recruitment division have been transferred following malpractices in the police sub-inspector recruitment scam, senior Karnataka police officials said on Thursday. (HT)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 12:22 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Cases of hoax emails in past remain unsolved

On April 8 and 9, At least 15 schools in Bengaluru received a bomb threat via email. According to police, the email was sent multiple times to schools on the IDs available on their website. Some schools received as many as 140 emails.

Chitra Ramkrishna has been associated with the NSE in different roles since its formation in early 1990s. (Archive)
Chitra Ramkrishna has been associated with the NSE in different roles since its formation in early 1990s. (Archive)
Published on Jul 19, 2022 12:33 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Amid bandh call, row over Idgah Maidan’s land ownership heats up

In June first week, Chamarajpet Nagareekara Okkoota Vedike approached civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) demanding permission for access to the ground

A police vehicle arrives to keep vigil at Idgah Maidan during the bandh called by Chamarajpet Citizens' Union, Chamarajpet, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI)
A police vehicle arrives to keep vigil at Idgah Maidan during the bandh called by Chamarajpet Citizens' Union, Chamarajpet, in Bengaluru on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Jul 14, 2022 12:11 AM IST
ByArun Dev I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru

Drug peddler’s properties seized in Bengaluru over narco cases: Police

In a statement, the police said the seizure of property was carried out under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. According to the CCB, the properties seized belonged to Mallesh G, a resident of Hanur in Chamarajanagar district.

Launching a crackdown against the growing menace of banned substances in Bengaluru, the city police have registered 1,1716 drug-related cases and booked 2,262 persons till mid-June this year
Launching a crackdown against the growing menace of banned substances in Bengaluru, the city police have registered 1,1716 drug-related cases and booked 2,262 persons till mid-June this year
Updated on Jul 10, 2022 06:09 AM IST

Harsha murder case: Kin accuse home min of inaction, he refutes allegations

A few days ago, videos of the three murder suspects speaking to their families and friends went viral on the social media.

The 26-year-old Bajrang Dal supporter Harsha was allegedly murdered in Shivamogga (ANI)
The 26-year-old Bajrang Dal supporter Harsha was allegedly murdered in Shivamogga (ANI)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 12:39 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Red alert extended to seven districts in K’taka, 12 dead since June 1

Instructions have been issued by the state government to provide immediate compensation and deploy additional relief forces.

According to the IMD, the state has received 94% excess rain during July. (HT File)
According to the IMD, the state has received 94% excess rain during July. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 09, 2022 12:39 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Witness shares info on evidence collected from Lankesh’s house

On the fourth day of the trial, the three witnesses produced gave details about the evidence collected from the crime scene, particularly the bullet cartridges.

Activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh (HT Photo)
Activist-journalist Gauri Lankesh (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2022 12:39 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

PSI recruitment: ADGP blames DySP for scam, CID refutes allegations

Paul is the first officer of the additional director general of police (ADGP) rank — second-highest rank in the police hierarchy — to be arrested in the state in connection with a corruption case.

Amrit Paul is the first officer of the additional director general of police (ADGP) rank — second-highest rank in the police hierarchy — to be arrested in the state in connection with a corruption case. (HT Photo)
Amrit Paul is the first officer of the additional director general of police (ADGP) rank — second-highest rank in the police hierarchy — to be arrested in the state in connection with a corruption case. (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 12:17 AM IST
ByArun Dev I Edited by Shilpa Ambardar, Bengaluru

PSI scam irregularities: CID names 34 in charge sheet

The CID filed the first charge sheet a day after it arrested a senior IPS officer and former head of the police recruitment cell, Amrit Paul, in connection with a separate case registered in Bengaluru

The charge sheet pertains to the 34 arrests made in Kalaburagi over the last three months, CID officials said. ) (Representational photo)
The charge sheet pertains to the 34 arrests made in Kalaburagi over the last three months, CID officials said. ) (Representational photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 12:28 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Gauri Lankesh murder trial resumes; sister Kavita records statement

Lankesh, a journalist and activist, was shot dead on the night of September 5, 2017, in front of her Rajarajeshwari Nagar home in Bengaluru.

The trial in the Gauri Lankesh murder case resumed at the special Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes Act (KCOCA) court in Bengaluru on Monday, with the recording of the statement of witnesses. (HT File)
The trial in the Gauri Lankesh murder case resumed at the special Karnataka Control of Organised Crimes Act (KCOCA) court in Bengaluru on Monday, with the recording of the statement of witnesses. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 01:40 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Police preparing report on illegal Bangladeshi migrants in state

IGP, central range, which is responsible for rural, on June 11 had written to the Unique Identification Authority of India to make changes to the address verification process for issuing Aadhaar cards after busting a gang using fake stamps to create gazetted officer’s letter in Bengaluru.

The drive came after a 9-member gang, including a software engineer and a pharmacist, allegedly helped illegal migrants, especially from Bangladesh, get Aadhaar cards and other citizenship-related documents by using fake stamps was busted by the police. (HT Photo)
The drive came after a 9-member gang, including a software engineer and a pharmacist, allegedly helped illegal migrants, especially from Bangladesh, get Aadhaar cards and other citizenship-related documents by using fake stamps was busted by the police. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2022 12:15 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka govt tells educational institutes to keep a check on Covid cases

The Karnataka health department on Thursday asked all schools and colleges, especially those in Bengaluru, to adopt precautionary measures a day after 31 students tested positive for Covid-19 in two schools in the state capital.

According to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials, the cases came to light after some students were subjected to Covid tests during vaccination. (ANI File)
According to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike officials, the cases came to light after some students were subjected to Covid tests during vaccination. (ANI File)
Published on Jun 17, 2022 12:47 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Malali mosque case: Karnataka high court asks Mangaluru court not to give its verdict

The 3rd additional civil court in Mangaluru is hearing a suit by TA Dhananjaya and BA Manoj Kumar claiming that a “temple-like architecture” was discovered during renovation of Assayed Abdullahi Madani mosque in Malali, Thenka Ulipady village near Mangaluru.

The Karnataka high court has directed a court in the coastal city of Mangaluru not to pronounce its verdict on maintainability of a suit that seeks to survey a local mosque. (HT Photo)
The Karnataka high court has directed a court in the coastal city of Mangaluru not to pronounce its verdict on maintainability of a suit that seeks to survey a local mosque. (HT Photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2022 12:22 AM IST
By, Mangaluru

Don’t pronounce order on suit maintainability: Karnataka HC to lower court

A Mangaluru court, which is hearing a suit claiming that a “temple-like architecture” was discovered in a mosque, has been told not to pronounce its verdict on maintainability of the suit

The Karnataka high court issued notice to mosque authorities, told the lower court not to pronounce its verdict and adjourned the hearing to June 17. (PTI)
The Karnataka high court issued notice to mosque authorities, told the lower court not to pronounce its verdict and adjourned the hearing to June 17. (PTI)
Published on Jun 15, 2022 10:21 PM IST

Stir sparks tension in Bidar, 1 arrested: Police

The mob gathered outside the Basavakalyan police station questioned police on delay in arresting the accused for allegedly circulating an objectionable post against Prophet Mohammed in a messaging app. The mob dispersed only after the arrest was made in their presence.

A man was arrested from Bidar district’s Basavakalyan for allegedly circulating an objectionable post against Prophet Mohammed, hours after a large number of Muslims launched a protest outside a police station leading to a tense situation in the town. (Representative Photo)
A man was arrested from Bidar district’s Basavakalyan for allegedly circulating an objectionable post against Prophet Mohammed, hours after a large number of Muslims launched a protest outside a police station leading to a tense situation in the town. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 15, 2022 12:35 AM IST
By, Mangaluru

Actor Anushka Shetty’s brother alleges death threats from two, seeks security

Tollywood and Kollywood actor Anushka’s brother Gunaranjan Shetty filed the complaint with Karnataka home minister Jnanendra on Sunday seeking protection and legal action against the two accused after death threats

The brother of actor Anushka Shetty has lodged a complaint with Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra claiming he was getting death threats from two aides of late underworld don Muthappa Rai. (Representative Photo)
The brother of actor Anushka Shetty has lodged a complaint with Karnataka home minister Araga Jnanendra claiming he was getting death threats from two aides of late underworld don Muthappa Rai. (Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2022 12:33 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Karnataka: Two murder accused fired at after attack on cops

Mangaluru Police Commissioner N Shashi Kumar said that three policemen were also injured in the incident and were undergoing treatment at local hospital.

According to the police, the incident took place in Pakshigere in Moodbidri station limits when a police team took them to a hideout for evidence collection.(Representative image)
According to the police, the incident took place in Pakshigere in Moodbidri station limits when a police team took them to a hideout for evidence collection.(Representative image)
Updated on Jun 12, 2022 06:45 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Bengaluru

Process to issue Aadhaar needs changes: Bengaluru Police after gang busted

The police said they have seized five seals of health officers at five BBMP hospitals, 26 fake letter-heads, 16 mobile phones, three CPUs, two laptops, two printers, 31 Aadhaar cards, 13 PAN cards, 28 voter IDs, four e-Shram cards, five driving licences, three Ayushman Bharat health cards, two ATM cards, three voter ID application form-6, 92 certificates for Aadhaar enrolment/update form with seals of BBMP medical officers from the accused.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), central range, said on Saturday that the police department will ask the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to make changes to the address verification process for issuing Aadhaar cards after busting a gang. (AFP)
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), central range, said on Saturday that the police department will ask the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to make changes to the address verification process for issuing Aadhaar cards after busting a gang. (AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2022 12:17 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

BJP lawmaker apologises after daughter misbehaves with cops

Renuka was caught on camera misbehaving with police and the media when she was found allegedly speeding and driving rashly in Bengaluru

She got into an argument with the police personnel who stopped her claiming there was no violation and demanded to be let off. (Screengrab)
She got into an argument with the police personnel who stopped her claiming there was no violation and demanded to be let off. (Screengrab)
Updated on Jun 10, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Karnataka college revokes suspension of 6 students over Hijab row

The college revoked the suspension of six students after they submitted an undertaking that they will follow the college’s dress code

The students were suspended for wearing hijab inside the classrooms and holding a protest. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)
The students were suspended for wearing hijab inside the classrooms and holding a protest. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)
Published on Jun 10, 2022 12:36 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Alleged Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist arrested from Bengaluru’s Okalipuram

The arrested man, identified as Talib Hussain, was allegedly an active member of the terrorist outfit

A J&K policeman looks through the gate of the central jail in Srinagar. (AFP File Photo)
A J&K policeman looks through the gate of the central jail in Srinagar. (AFP File Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2022 04:12 PM IST

Police stop 200 VHP, Bajrang Dal members from entering Srirangapatna mosque

Tension engulfed Srirangapatna, the former capital of 18th-century ruler Tipu Sultan, where right-wing groups declared their intention to chant Hanuman Chalisa outside the mosque on Saturday. The Hindutva outfits launched a Srirangapatna Chalo campaign, claiming the mosque stands on the ruins of a Hanuman temple.

Over 200 members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal were stopped from entering the Jama Masjid in Srirangapatna by Mandya police on Saturday. (PTI)
Over 200 members of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal were stopped from entering the Jama Masjid in Srirangapatna by Mandya police on Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Jun 05, 2022 12:23 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Road safety in spotlight after 4 accidents in three months

On May 24, eight people were killed and 28 others injured in a collision between a private passenger bus and a truck on Pune-Bengaluru national highway in Hubballi

An expert said from sharp turns on highways to not giving enough space for vehicles to take a U-turn to badly designed exits, the major roads in the country are accident traps. (ANI)
An expert said from sharp turns on highways to not giving enough space for vehicles to take a U-turn to badly designed exits, the major roads in the country are accident traps. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 04, 2022 12:40 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

JD(S) leader hacked to death, security bolstered

The deceased identified as 40-year-old Prashant Nagaraj was a member of the Hassan City Municipal Council, said the police.

Police personnel stand guard in Hassan district, where a Janata Dal (Secular) leader was killed. (Agencies)
Police personnel stand guard in Hassan district, where a Janata Dal (Secular) leader was killed. (Agencies)
Published on Jun 03, 2022 12:29 AM IST
By, Bengaluru

Govt college suspends six students for wearing hijab in K’taka

A district administration official said that the college principal informed them about the decision and said that the same has been taken following the Karnataka high court order on the dress codes in colleges.

The authorities of Mangaluru University College near Hampanakatte have been sending back students who are wearing the hijab to campus. (PTI)
The authorities of Mangaluru University College near Hampanakatte have been sending back students who are wearing the hijab to campus. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2022 12:26 AM IST
By, Bengaluru
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