Chennai police solve murder mystery

Suresh Kumar was brutally hacked to death on June 18
Chennai: The city police on Thursday claimed to have solved the sensational murder of Hindu Munnani leader K.P. Suresh Kumar with the arrest of four persons from Bengaluru on Wednesday and two more from Chennai on Thursday morning. With the most recent arrests, the total number of accused apprehended in this case has increased to 10. Suresh Kumar was brutally hacked to death on June 18 in Ambattur estate.
Four persons, including two of the assailants A.Mohammed Shameem alias Abdul Shameem, 24 of Tiruvithangode village in Kanyakumari district and N.Syed Ali Nawaz, 25 of Kottar, Kanyakumari district were picked up during a secret joint operation by the Bengaluru Crime Branch and special teams from the city police in Bengaluru.
The remaining two, Mohammaed Shamiullah and M.Sadiq Basha also from Bengaluru, were picked up for harboring the assailants in the city after their act, a senior police official said.
Among those nabbed in the city include Abdul Hakkem (44) from Vaniyambadi and Abu Tahir (37) of Padi who were nabbed near CMBT on Thursday morning, according to a release.
All the accused were produced before a Sessions Court in the city and have been booked under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Shameem and Nawaz were also wanted in several other cases including that of a murder attempt on a BJP functionary MR Gandhi, in Kanyakumari, police investigations revealed. Shameem was even detained under the National Security Act (NSA) in 2013, police said.
On July 20, police arrested Kaja Mohideen, 47 of Cuddalore, who is said to have masterminded the whole operation. A 17-year-old boy, a polytechnic student at an institute in the city who was also part of the recee team was held on July 20.
K.P. Suresh Kumar, president of Tiruvallur's East unit was brutally hacked to death on the night of June 18, when he was shutting down his STD booth. Police said that he was murdered for his inflammatory speech at a public gathering in Avadi on December 12, 2013.
( Source : dc correspondent )
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