Nearly two months after RSS worker Rudresh was hacked to death in Bengaluru, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) began probe into the case on Thursday.
37-year-old R Rudresh, a civil-works contractor, was hacked to death on October 16 by two persons on a bike in Bengaluruâ€™s commercial street.
Though he was rushed to the hospital, the doctors declared him brought dead. It was only after eleven days that the police arrested four persons in connection with the murder. The arrested reportedly belonged to PFI.
The Hyderabad branch of NIA has now taken over the case and The New Indian Express quotes a senior NIA official as saying that there would be no separate FIR.
â€śWe will continue the investigation from where Bengaluru City police had stopped. As there were similar cases reported in other states, we have decided to take the accused into custody to interrogate them,â€ť the official said.
Rudreshâ€™s murder had ruffled many feathers in the state, with right wing activists observing a bandh in Shivajinagar a day after he was killed. The state BJP had also been consistently demanding an NIA probe in to the case.