Two rowdy-sheeters expelled from district, jailed under Goonda Act

Jul 8, 2017

MYSURU: Two listed rowdies including a gram panchayath member have been banished and sent to jail as precaution under provisions of Karnataka Prevention of Dangerous Activities of Bootleggers, Drug-offenders, Gamblers, Goondas, Immoral Traffic Offenders and Slum-Grabbers Act.

District police had sought district administration’s help to keep KK Ramaswamy who was booked in 34 criminal cases and Rajesh, who was accused in 17 criminal cases in jail as a precautionary measure. Deputy commissioner D Randeep, who is the executive magistrate, after reviewing their cases, passed an order to jail them outside Mysuru.

Ramaswamy of Periyapatna was sent to Kalaburgi jail while Rajesh of Nanjangud was sent to Belagavi jail.

SP Ravi D Channannanavar said that the police found that the duo have not changed their attitude despite they were categorized under the ‘A’ group rowdy list. Ramaswamy especially took advantage of his acquittal in several cases and continued his anti-social and criminal activities. In the latest review of rowdy activities in the district, these two rowdysheeters were found active.

Ramaswamy, 53, a sitting gram panchayath member of Koppa GP, Periyapatna, is involved in various anti-social activities since 1987. He is facing charges of theft, assault, outraging modesty of women, attempting to rape, rioting, attempt to murder and obstructing government servants from discharging their duties. He is a listed rowdy since 1990.