The City Crime Branch (CCB) Police have arrested six persons including two women for trying to extort Rs. 25 lakh from a Kerala businessman who was honey trapped.
The arrested have been identified as Yousuf, resident of Shankarapura in Chikkamagaluru, Lathif of Marthalli in Bengaluru, C.P. Naushad, a native of Kannur district in Kerala, presently residing at R.T. Nagar in Bengaluru, Rashid, also a native of Kannur district in Kerala, presently residing at Nethravathi Layout in Bengaluru, Heena, a resident of Udayagiri in Mysuru and Anitha, a resident of Hudikeri village in Madikeri district. Disclosing this at a press meet here yesterday, City Police Commissioner Dr. A. Subrahmanyeswara Rao said that while Yousuf and Lathif were arrested from a hotel near Highway Circle in Mysuru on Mar. 9, the other four accused were arrested on Mar. 11 in Bengaluru.