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Shoot Out Case: Fruit Irfan Dies, Police Form 6 Teams To Trace Culprits

HUBBALLI: Syed Irfan alias Fruit Irfan who was shot at on Karwar Road in the City on Thursday evening breathed his last at a private hospital here late on Thursday night.

Hubballi-Dharwad Police Commissioner R Dileep visited the spot soon after the incident. A live bullet has been recovered from the spot and two empty cartridges were found. The commissioner has formed six police teams under the leadership of RB Basargi, DCP (Crime and Traffic), to trace the accused.

The incident occurred when Irfan, who was facing several charges including, land grabbing, threatening witnesses; was standing road side after attending his son’s wedding.

Syed Irfan Alias Fruit Irfan

It can be seen in the CCTV footage that a man in black jacket approached near Irfan and shot at him from a very closed range. Then three persons, who were also wearing black jackets and masks, came on a Royal Enfield motorcycle and pumped bullets into Irfan’s body.

After the incident, three men fled the scene on the same bike and fourth person waited for some time before a man on a scooter picked him up.

Police have continued the investigation.

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