Two more accused charged in murder case of BJP Yuva Morcha leader
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has charged two more people in the murder case of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Yuva Morcha leader Praveen Nettaru. The two accused, Thufail MH and Mahammad Jabir, have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, bringing the total number of people charged in the case to 21.
Accused profile: Thufail MH, in-charge of Popular Front of India’s ‘Service Teams’
Thufail MH, one of the accused, was in-charge of the Popular Front of India’s ‘Service Teams’ in Kodagu and also a ‘PFI Master Trainer’. According to the NIA, he regularly imparted advanced training, including arms training, to the banned outfit’s cadres at the Freedom Community Hall in neighbouring DK district. Thufail MH is accused of harbouring the three assailants of Praveen Nettaru in Kodagu and Mysuru districts of Karnataka and in Erode district of Tamil Nadu.
Accused profile: Mahammad Jabir, PFI Puttur District President
Mahammad Jabir, the second accused, was the PFI Puttur District President and had actively participated in conspiring to kill Nettaru. The NIA has stated that he was present at the conspiracy meeting where it was decided to recce and murder Praveen Nettaru. He had also made provocative speeches, claiming that Masood’s murder would be avenged.
Total number of accused now stands at 21
Praveen Nettaru was hacked to death in front of his poultry shop at Bellare in Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district on the night of July 26 last year. The total number of accused in the case now stands at 21, with Thufail MH and Mahammad Jabir being the latest to be charged by the NIA. The investigation is ongoing, and more information is expected to come to light in the future.
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