Kasaragod: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced a Rs 14 lakh cash reward for assisting investigators find four accused in the murder of BJP Youth Leader Praveen Nettaru.
The four were members of the Popular Front of India. The police are on a look out for Mohammed Mustafa of Sullia Budu House and Taufal of Madikeri. On exchange of helping trace the two a caused, Rs. 5 lakh for each will be rewarded.
Rs 2 lakh will be given to those who help trace Ummer Faruk of Kallumuttalu Veetil of Dakshina Kannada and Siddique or Painter Siddique.
The notices have been posted at various places of Calicut and Kasargod districts. Sources said that the accused are holed up in Kerala. The posters have also been put up in various parts of coastal Karnataka region.
NIA had stated that all four accused are members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and wanted in the case of Praveen Kumar Nettare. The agency had also assured that the informant’s details would be kept a secret.
Nettare, 32, was hacked to death in front of his chicken shop on July 26, 2022 in Bellare. Three bike-borne assailants had attacked him with weapons and killed him.
The investigations showed that it was a case of revenge murder. The police had arrested seven persons in connection with the case. The NIA probe has focused on to dig out the roots in the case to expose the network creating communal disharmony in the country by carrying out the murder of Hindu leaders and activists