The killers of RSS worker Rudresh who was murdered in Bengaluru had links with the Indian Mujahideen according to the police. The police informed the Karnataka High Court the killers had no personal enmity with Rudresh but they were in touch with members of the IM and al-Ummah.
Further it was submitted that the accused were trained on how to kill people instantly. The government submitted that the call records revealed that the accused were in contact with IM and al-Ummah leaders.
During the interrogation the accused were alleged to have told the police that they were told to target leaders of a particular community. The accused including Popular Front of India leader Asim Sharif challenged the transfer of the case to the NIA from the police.