By Express News Service
PALAKKAD: Every week after RSS employee S Sanjith was hacked to demise in entrance of his spouse in broad daylight at Mambram in Palakkad, the police on Monday made the primary arrest. The police stated he was an office-bearer of Popular Front of India (PFI) and was straight concerned within the crime.
He was reportedly picked up from Mundakkayam in Kottayam district. District Superintendent of Police R Viswanath stated extra particulars concerning his identification couldn’t be revealed as it might have an effect on the proposed identification parade and the course of investigation. Police stated it was a political homicide and that they have leads concerning the opposite individuals who have been concerned within the crime.
Police sources stated the arrested had many prison circumstances registered towards him. They added the principle accused left the district instantly after the crime and that he was nonetheless at giant. The police stated that after killing Sanjith, the 5 suspects escaped to Aanamalai in Tamil Nadu through Peruvembu and Meenakshipuram.
One of them, together with a pal, reached Mundakkayam the place one other pal of him — a bakery store employee — was staying. He stayed with the bakery employee. The police took the trio into custody from their room, stated a supply. The remaining 4 suspects went to completely different locations from Aanamalai, they stated.
Since the homicide, the probe workforce has taken 9 individuals together with the bakery store employee into custody for questioning. As Arshika, the spouse of the slain RSS activist, had witnessed the killing, the arrested individual could also be subjected to an identification parade earlier than her. Similarly, members of the general public who handed that means in automobiles and noticed the crime, may additionally turn out to be witnesses. A faculty bus too had handed that means at the moment.
Police workforce monitored actions of suspects
A 34-member workforce led by the district police chief was constituted for the investigation. The workforce had collected the CCTV photos of the automotive utilized by the suspects to commit the crime. The police had ready a listing of individuals who have been concerned in related crimes previously.
One of the groups was stated to be tenting in Kottayam and monitoring the actions of the suspects. The police had additionally recovered blood-stained machetes from Kannannoor beside the Palakkad- Thrissur NH. BJP has been alleging that SDPI activists had killed Sanjith as three makes an attempt have been made on his life previously. However, SDPI had denied its involvement. Sanjith, who was the RSS Thenari Mandalam Bhouthik Shikshan, was murdered simply 5 minutes after he had left his spouse’s home.
Surendran meets Shah, seeks NIA probeT’Puram: BJP state president Ok Surendran met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday and urged him to institute a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the Sanjith’s homicide. Surendran instructed Shah that a minimum of 10 BJPRSS staff have been killed by Islamic fundamentalists previously 5 years in Kerala.
The complete variety of Sangh Parivar staff killed by fundamentalists within the state would add as much as 50, he stated. “The manner in which Sanjith was killed, the planning and the weapons used point to the role ofterrorists in the attack,” Surendran instructed reporters in Delhi.