The suspects were hired to murder more people after Rudresh.

Bengaluru police suspect PFI SDPI involvement in RSS member Rudreshs murder Image: Rudresh
news Investigation Monday, October 31, 2016 - 09:57

Investigating RSS activist Rudresh’s murder, the Bengaluru police might question the office-bearers of Popular Front of India, Karnataka Forum of Dignity and Social Democratic Party of India, reported Deccan Herald.

On October 16, Rudresh was hacked to death by two bike-borne men on Milkman Street in the busy Shivajinagar area.

The police arrested four suspects on October 27.

According to a media statement, the police arrested Mohd. Majidullah alias Mujib(44) from RT Nagar, Mohd Sadiq(35)  from JC Nagar, Vasim Ahmed (36) from Austin Town and Irfan Pasha (30) Govindapura on October 27.

The police are investigating whether more people were involved.

“The investigation carried out so far has indicated that Mohammad Sadique, Mohammad Mujibullah, Waseem Ahmad and Irfan Pasha were active members of PFI and SDPI. Irfan Pasha is a rowdy-sheeter in KG Halli and was involved in a murder case. Questioning of the office-bearers of these organisations may throw more light on the murder,” said a senior police officer monitoring the probe.

According to the senior officer, they got some leads that a few organisations based out of Kerala and coastal regions of Karnataka funded a group of men to attack some persons. The suspects in custody have links to the organisations, however, only investigation will prove what their motive is.

The officer added that one of the accused told the police that Rudresh provoked him on small issues. About two months ago, Rudresh allegedly threatened Mujibullah that he would teach him a lesson and send his body to Pakistan. This was the reason for Mujibullah attacking him, reported Deccan Herald.

The police however has not revealed the names of others whom the suspects wanted to murder. 

“It is said that they wanted to kill a few leaders, including BJP Yuva Morcha state president and Mysuru-Kodagu MP Prathap Simha. But, nothing of that sort has come out during the interrogation, so far. The suspects did not have a list of their targets as has been mentioned in a section of media,” the officer said.


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