Naxal suspected in Venkatammanahalli police massacre held in Bengaluru

Kottagere Shankara was nabbed in a coordinated operation with the help of the Internal Security Division at Goripalya in Bengaluru, the police said.

ByPTI

Published May 23, 2024 | 9:54 AMUpdatedMay 23, 2024 | 9:54 AM

Arrest

A suspected Naxalite, who is an accused in the 2005 Venkatammanahalli massacre, was arrested by the police in Bengaluru on Wednesday, 22 May.

Kottagere Shankara was nabbed in a coordinated operation with the help of the Internal Security Division at Goripalya in Bengaluru, the police said.

He was working as a driver, they said.

Tumakuru Superintendent of Police Ashok KV said in a statement that Pavagada police in association with Internal Security Division arrested Kottagere Shankar.

According to police sources, on 2 October 2005 at about 10.30 pm nearly 300 Naxalites ambushed a police camp at Venkatammanahalli village in Pavagada Taluk of Tumakuru village.

In this incident, seven policemen on duty were killed and five others were injured.

A case was registered in Tirumani Police Station in this regard.

A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against 32 accused.

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