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NIA raids house of accused in murder of Hindu Munnani leader

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Press Trust of India Coimbatore
NIA sleuths today carried out search at two places belonging to an accused in the 2016 murder of a Hindu Munnani functionary here, police said.
As part of the investigation, a six-member team from Kochi in Kerala, headed by Superintendent, Rahul conducted raids in the house of Shahjahan in Saibaba colony and his saw mill in Thuriyalur, they said.
Shahjahan's son Munna, living abroad, is said to be wanted in the case and NIA had asked him to appear for interrogation.
However, he had not responded so far following which the raids were conducted, to ascertain whether he had any role in the murder, they added.
The National Investigating Agency (NIA), which took over the probe from CB-CID police in February last, have already arrested four people in connection with the murder of C Sasikumar.
Sasikumar was hacked to death by a gang on two wheelers when he was returning home in Subramaniampalayam, on the outskirts of the city, on September 22, 2016.

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 3:50 PM IST

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