Mangaluru: Five arrested for viral audio clip posing death threat to dignitaries


Team Udayavani, Oct 23, 2021, 2:51 PM IST

Mangaluru: Rowdy sheeter Pinky Nawaz and four other persons have been arrested for posing a death threat to dignitaries who participated in the inaugural of a bus shelter in memory of Deepak Rao.

Acting on the complaint filed by Lokesh, a Katipalla resident, Suratkal police arrested Muhammed Nawaz alias Pinky Nawaz (25), Muhammed Faizal (21), Muhammed Safwan (23), Muhammed Niaz (20), and Muhammed Mustafa (22). A sword and four mobile phones in possession of the arrested were confiscated by the police.

On October 2 a ceremony was held to inaugurate the bus shelter near Katipalla third block entrance named after Deepak Rao. Later a purported audio clip of a conversation between Pinky Nawaz, an accused in the Deepak Rao murder case and Junnu stating that dignitaries attending the inaugural would be murdered surfaced on social media and soon went viral.

Police are making efforts to arrest Junnu and others involved in the case.

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