On the first Sunday of February, at 9.00AM
I received a call from Malli Bhai. With love and affection
he addressed me as chotu. "Hey chotu I am calling from panaji
bus stand and will please tell me how far I am from it," he
asked. Hearing this I asked him to disconnect and wait for
me. Upon hearinf what I told him, he told me that police are
keeping an eye on us and it would be safe if he comes there
hiring a taxi. For this, I told him to hire a taxi and give
my phone number so that I can give the location to him when
he calls up.
Without any problems, everything went on smoothly and he
came to my place. As soon as he stepped into the cottage,
we could smell the foul odor of the blood. But he was not
injured. I could see the dragger and shirt of Malli bhai,
which was stained with blood of Pete Kumar. The associates
who were accompanying him had not a bath for quite some time.
They were looking crazy with their appearance. I asked them
to take a bath and have their food and take rest. On the same
evening, at around 7.00PM, we went to a three star bar situated
at Mapusa. Having a drink, Malli bhai started to explain the
way he killed Pete Kumar.
Pete Kumar by killing Yuvraj who was a notorious gangster
had become very famous in Bangalore. Muttu Ray was dead against
Pete Kumar. Pete Kumar was interfering in all the activities
carried out by Ray. A young punter from Mysore came down to
Bangalore called Balasubramanya. By having all these guys
Ray made his own gang. Now he had become a threat to Kumar.
For a year or so, the cold war between these two gangs took
a deadly turn on Feb 1991. Ray's gang had hatched a plan to
eliminate Kumar. Even though Kumar was married, he was a Casanova.
Ray's gang came to know that Kumar was there in Madivala along
with a mistress.
At around 1.30AM, Malli bhai Kumar's mistress place. At the
back door of her place, Hari was keeping an eye. On that day
Kumar was unarmed. When Malli knocked the door for ten minutes
Kumar came to know about the plot. Knowing everything he was
helpless as his boys were not around and he had no weapon
with him. Waiting for long Malli decided to break open the
door. As soon as Malli entered, he shot Kumar dead. Even though
he was dead, Malli and his gang were still furious. They ripped
him apart by slaughtering and god knows why they did that.
This event made Ray the don of Bangalore.
I made a decision and asked Malli to surrender before the
court for which he agreed. Hearing this Malli teased me by
saying that he needed a company in the jail and they would
come out together when they get the bail. All this turned
out to be reality later and I had to go to jail.
We passed three months by just boozing and doing illegal
activities. All the money we had was spent with the foreigners.
What next? We started thinking about it. On the eve of Ugadi
at around 7.00AM, Balasubramanya and Malli were not feeling
ok. I just went over to them and sat quietly. Malli told me
that he had enough money for a week's time and asked what
to do? I had no answer for this. Listening this Balu told
that we can ask the amount from Ray as we had done his work.
It sounded something odd to me. Later, I asked Malli to surrender
to the police as we had less chance of escaping now. We shall
go to Mysore tomorrow, as the police will not be able to recognize
you. I have to make some money as ganja was also over. Business
would also go down, as the rainy season will be started. Upon
this I have to change my profession too. I have to become
independent. I will be loyal to my members and share the revenue
what I earn and will look after them. I asked Malli not to
stick on to the same profession and change according to time.
Even though you do illegal activities see that u are praised
about your behavior.
Malli listening all this pulled my leg saying that I had
puffed enough ganja in the morning and asked me to keep quiet.
To be continued….
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