Bengaluru: The four men arrested in connection to RSS activist Rudresh’s murder had close ties with the members of banned outfit Al-Ummah, suspects Bengaluru police. The members were allegedly involved in five low-intensity blasts in court complexes in southern India since April.
According to police sources, the meeting took place during the wedding of an outfit member where the decision to kill an emerging Hindu outfit worker and to bomb court complexes were discussed. The meeting took place in Northern Kerala and Irfan Pasha, one of the accused in the murder case, had attended it, said police sources.
“It was Irfan Pasha who selected Rudresh’s name and chalked out the plan to kill his as he was emerging as one of the prominent RSS leader in Shivajinagar and other areas,” said an official.
After killing Rudresh, the accused allegedly fled to Kerala and then travelled to Kuppam in Chittoor district in Andra Pradesh. The accused returned to the city assuming that police may not have got any evidence to arrest them. However, the police had kept the video footage that helped them identify the accused confidential, added the official.
It may be recalled, Rudresh was murdered on October 16 at Shivajinagar. City police arrested the accused Mohammed Sadiq, Mohammed Mazar, Mohammed Mujibullah, Waseem Ahmed and Irfan Pasha after ten days.