Vishnu called the police from a public telephone booth in Chamarajapete area.

Bengaluru drunk driving case Liquor barons grandson surrenders before police
news Crime Wednesday, October 04, 2017 - 08:21

Late liquor baron Adikeshavulu’s grandson, Vishnu, who had absconded from Mallya Hospital in Bengaluru while in custody, surrendered before the police on Tuesday evening.

Vishnu’s surrender to the Central Crime Branch police comes just a day after the Jayanagar police recorded the statements of three of Vishnu’s relatives, The Hindu reported.

The late liquor baron’s grandson is suspected of being involved in a car accident last week. A Mercedes SUV had hit a Maruti Omni car near South End Circle in Jayanagar. This Omni had toppled over and six people including two children were injured in the accident.

Police had found around 110 grams of marijuana in Vishnu’s vehicle. He was admitted to Mallya hospital after police arrested him. He had later escaped from the hospital. 

The CCB had issued a look out circular for Vishnu. The Jayanagar police had issued notices to eight people connected to him, including the Pranam Devraj, the younger son of film actor Devraj.

“Vishnu surrendered before the Assistant Commissioner of Police, City Crime Bureau. He will be questioned and produced before the magistrate on Wednesday afternoon,” Joint Commissioner of Police N Satheesh Kumar said.

According to the Joint Commissioner, Vishnu called the police from a public telephone booth and gave them his location. When the police officers reached Chamarajapete area, he surrendered.

Vishnu's brother-in-law Rajesh Naidu was arrested by the Jayanagar police on Sunday for helping Vishnu escape from the hospital and arranging a car for Vishnu to leave the city. 

On Tuesday, the police also had issued summons to six people, including Vishnu's brother Adi Narayan and Pranam Devaraj.  

Police believe that Vishnu was headed towards Banashankari after drinking with his friends in Central Business District.

Apart from Pranam, the police questioned his friend Shashank and a realtor named Faizal.

The BBMP has also registered a complaint against Vishnu at the Jayanagar Police Station alleging that a 25 ft footpath near South End Circle was damaged by him. 

BBMP has demanded Rs 5 lakh for the damages.


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