Udupi murder case: ‘Praveen Chowgule detained, not arrested; clear picture by evening’, says SP
04:37PM Wed 15 Nov, 2023
Udupi, Nov 15: Praveen Chowgule, who is accused of the barbaric murder of four members of a family and detained and taken into custody from Kuduchi in Belagavi, is likely to be produced in Udupi court on Wednesday November 15 afternoon.
Udupi superintendent of police (SP) Dr Arun said that investigation is being held in various angles. He said, “Praveen Chowgule has been detained on the basis of technical and intelligence and a clear picture will emerge by this evening. He is currently under the custody police. We are questioning several suspects. Security is beefed up across the district as a precaution. Praveen Chowgule was detained as a suspect.”
Additional policemen are deployed near and in front of the court in view of the sensational murder case. Police security has also been provided in front of DSP’s office since early morning on Wednesday. Security is beefed up in Udupi court, DySP office and surrounding areas under the leadership of Udupi DySP consisting of 25 ASI, five PSI, three inspectors, 150 constables, six DAR battalions and three KSRP personnel.
Paveen Chowgule was earlier escorted by Udupi police from Belagavi to Udupi. He has been taken to an undisclosed location and is likely to be produced in the court after this afternoon.
He is likely to be taken into custody and questioned later.
Praveen was arrested from Kuduchi, Raibagh taluk, Belagavi in a joint operation by Udupi and Belagavi police. The police became alert as soon as he switched on his mobile phone. Praveen was staying in the house of his relatives.
Out of the deceased, Ainaz who was his colleague during his employment at Mangaluru airport was his target. Ainaz was an air hostess working for an international airlines. Praveen Chowgule was also a flight attendant in the same airline.