Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-07-16 20:02 Bengaluru: CID officials on Saturday arrested Pradeep Kamalaksha, a Bajrang Dal activist and close aide of Praveen Khandya, who is on the run in a kidnap and extortion case, in Basavanahalli in Chikkamagaluru. According to CID officials, Pradeep, who owns a canteen, was involved the crime and had helped Praveen in executing the kidnap and extortion. This is the first arrest by the CID in this case while a massive manhunt has been launched to track down Praveen and his associates Naveen Shetty and Abhiram. The CID officials have also announced reward for anyone sharing information about the whereabouts of the fugitives. The jurisdictional Deputy Superintendent of Police Kallappa Handibag allegedly committed suicide due to his links with the case.