Bengaluru, Dec 6: CCB police on Thursday arrested Mirle Varadaraj on charges of involving in cheating and criminal activities and started investigation.

Following complaints on serious allegations, CCB police conducted raids on the house of Mirle Varadaraj at Kengeri in the city and recovered property documents worth multi-crores, sources said.

Who’s Mirle?

Mirle Varadaraj is basically from KR Nagar resident and he was a jaggery merchant. But sources said that he has been funding the rowdy elements in Kengeri, Ullala, RR Nagar, Nagarabhavi and other places. Mirle has been cheating people after getting lakhs of rupees from them showing the government land and promising them of giving sites. If the people demand money back, he has been threatening them with the help of rowdy elements. Along with Mirle Varadaraj, his close friend Nagaraj alias Depot Naga was also arrested and property documents worth over Rs 500 crore were recovered and initiated investigation, the sources said.

More than 100 cases?

Mirle Varadaraj has been facing 83 cases pending in city civil court and in the same way, 17 criminal cases and his wife Girija Mirle is also facing 10 land related cases, it is said.

Property documents recovered

When the police raided the house at Kengeri Satellite Town, they were shocked to see loads of property documents. His family has 15 bank accounts. He has been involving in land scam, hafta recovery and other criminal activities. Lodge complaint if Rama, Lakshmana and Mirle harassed the people. The department would take action against Mirle in spite of his influence.

-          Alok Kumar, Additional Police Commissioner

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Pune: A rooster's crowing annoyed a woman to such an extent that she walked into a police station in Maharashtra's Pune district and demanded action against the bird and its owner, an official said on Sunday.

In her application submitted at the Samarth police station on Friday, the woman, a resident of Somwar Peth area here, said her sleep was getting disturbed due to the cock's crowing at dawn every day in front of her house, he said.

"We have received the woman's application. When we checked, we found she does not stay at the house, which belongs to her sister. She had come to her sister's house for a few days and left the place after submitting the application," he said.

When the police approached the woman's sister, the latter downplayed the incident, claiming her sibling was a little "eccentric", he said.

The official said no formal complaint was registered so far in the matter.