Bengaluru: According to sources, Hanumanthnagar police on Monday January 17 open fired at Star Rahul, a notorious drug peddler after he refused to surrender despite numerous warnings.
Rahul, a history-sheeter with 21 pending cases against him in the South Division, recently posted a video on social media challenging the police to arrest him and also decided to kill his rivals.
22-year-old Rahul is Bannerghatta resident and he was absconding in an Narcotic and NDPS case filed under the KG Nagar Police Station limits, and eight warrants have been issued against him. A team was formed, and police Sub-Inspector Basavaraj Patil was given an information about Rahul’s whereabouts in Konankunte.
When he was asked to surrender, he attacked one of the head constables, Ningappa, with a sword and fled. Patil fired a warning shot and then fired at Rahul’s leg when he refused to comply. Rahul and the injured constable were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.