Bengaluru, Nov 7: The Karnataka police will invoke the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against the killers of RSS leader R Rudresh. By invoking this provision, the police can seek 30 days custody of the killers and also file the chargesheet in 180 days.
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Rudresh, an RSS leader was killed on October 16 by two bike borne men. This case had generated a lot of debate considering the killing had taken place in broad day light in the heart of the city of Bengaluru.
During the probe, the police had found a Popular Front of India link to the case. The police arrested Asim Sharif, the PFI's Bengaluru district president. While probing the larger conspiracy into the case, the police learnt that the killers were paid to carry out the murder. The police are also probing to find out if the orders to kill Rudresh had come from Kerala.
The call details of the accused persons led the police to Kerala. The accused are alleged to have made a visit to Kerala just before the murder. A team of the Bengaluru police are likely to visit, Kerala to get more leads into the case.
On Friday, former minister and BJP leader, Shobha Karandlage had accused Urban Development Minister Roshan Baig. Shobha alleged that according to information she got from investigators, Baig was directly involved in the murder. Baig has threatened to sue Shobha. He also alleged that she was taking his name for the sake of publicity.