Is there a similarity between the murder of RSS workers Sharat and Rudresh?
- Sharat Madiwala was killed during the Bantwal clash while Rudresh was hacked to death in Bengaluru
- While there was no apparent reason for Sharat's murder, Rudresh's reported growing popularity was the reason for his death
- CCB police are expected leave for Mangaluru to explore the similarities in both these murders
After the arrest of a Popular Front of India (PFI) activist Khaleelullah along with another in connection with the murder of RSS worker Sharat Madiwala, the CCB police are now suspecting a similarity between the murder of Sharat and another RSS worker Rudresh in Bengaluru.
While Sharat was hacked to death during the clashes in Bantwal near Mangauru last month in July, Rudresh too was killed in a broad daylight near his house on October 16, 2016 on Kamraj Road near Commercial Street.
The Mangaluru police who were looking for the killers of Sharat managed to take custody of Khaleellullah (30), a resident of Galipura in Chamarajangar and Abdul Shafi (36), a resident of Munnur near Bantwal, after nearly a month. Khaleelullah is reportedly the PFI leader from Chamarajanagar, Shafi also reportedly belongs to the PFI. However, the police are yet to establish these details, it is reported. Preliminary investigations have revealed that these two allegedly helped the Sharat's murderers by providing shelter and even arranged vehicles for them.
It may be recalled here that the Bengaluru police had arrested Asim Sharif, PFI city unit president, Ifraan Pasha, Wasim Ahmed alias Wasim, Mohammed Saadiq alias Mohammed Mazar and Mohammed Mujeeb. Now, that the Mangaluru police have arrested another member from the controversial PFI in the Sharat's killers, the CCB police suspect that there could be similarities in both these cases. Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Satish Kumar has decided to send a team of the police officers to Mangaluru, reports Kannada Prabha.
In fact, the BJP leaders have been blaming the Popular Front of India and Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) for the communal clashes and the murder of RSS leaders in the state. They have also been demanding the State government to ban these organisations.
Meanwhile, BJP MP and BJP Yuva Morcha president Pratap Simha said the morcha will hold a statewide agitation demanding the state government to ban these organisations. The BJP leaders will also urge the State government to confiscate their properties and transfer the cases of murders of Hindu leaders to the NIA, reports Kannada Prabha.