Shashidhar Mundewadi, who was allegedly hired to kill Mr Heggaravanahalli was caught after the police said they arrested another contract killer Tahir Hussain for owning illegal weapons. "Shashidhar Mundewadi is (wanted) in three murder cases and one arms case. He purchased a gun from Tahir," Karnataka home minister R Ramalinga Reddy said. A revolver, a double barrel gun and nearly 100 bullets were found at Shashidhar's Bengaluru residence, The New Minute reported.
Mr Heggaravalli told news agency PTI that he was shocked when he learnt that Mr Belagere allegedly wanted to kill him. "It is shocking that Belagere wanted to kill me. I am still associated with Hai Bangalore. I am not able to figure out why I was the target. Only he can explain the reason. He had spoken to me last night in a cordial manner. We were close to each other," he said.
He claimed that Mundewadi had once come to his house on August 28 as a courier delivery boy as the CCTV footage showed.
The arrest order however was stayed by the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday.
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