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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday conducted raids at 33 places in three Karnataka districts of Mysuru, Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada in connection with the murder of BJP Yuva Morcha leader Praveen Nettaru. The NIA gave this information by issuing a press release. During the raids, the NIA recovered digital equipment, used ammunition, improvised weapons, cash, incriminating documents, pamphlets and suspicious literature from the hideouts of the accused and suspects. Further investigation is on in the matter.
The agency’s action comes nearly a month after the Dakshina Kannada police arrested a man, CA Abdul Kabir, in August. The man was arrested on charges of planning Nettaru’s murder.
Let us inform that the first case was registered in the Bellare police station in Dakshina Kannada district on July 27 in connection with the murder of Praveen Nettaru. After this, on August 4, the NIA had registered a case again in this case. The BJP Yuva Morcha leader was killed on July 26 by three men in a vehicle in front of Nettaru’s shop in Bellary. On August 3, following the recommendation of the state government, the Union Home Ministry had ordered to hand over the probe to the NIA.
The NIA investigation has revealed that the accused is a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and the accused had planned to kill Nettaru as part of a conspiracy to create communal disharmony between the Hindu and Muslim community members.
Bajrang Dal worker’s killers had hatred towards Hindus: NIA
The NIA had recently filed the charge sheet before a special court. The charge sheet said that the accused in the murder of a Bajrang Dal worker here in February this year had hatred towards the Hindu community.
Amidst the hijab controversy in Karnataka, Bajrang Dal activist Harsh was murdered. “Investigation has revealed that during the CAA-NRC issue, hijab controversy and cow protection activities of Bajrang Dal activists, the accused had developed hatred of the Hindu community,” the chargesheet said. For these reasons, the accused hatched a conspiracy to create fear amongst the people of Hindu community and to create communal disharmony between the people of Hindu and Muslim community in Shivamogga town. According to the charge sheet, the accused were keeping a watch on the movement of prominent leaders of the Hindu community during processions, celebrations in Shivamogga. They kept an eye on Harsha as a prominent Hindu leader and gathered weapons to kill him.