Mansoor murder case: 2 including key accused held
Kannur: Crime Branch arrested two persons including the key accused in the murder of Muslim League activist Mansoor in Kannur. Key accused Vipin (28) and Sangeeth were held. Both will be produced before Thalassery court on Friday.
It is learned that the accused are CPM followers. A team of Crime Branch led by DySP P Vikram arrested the duo.
Mansoor was killed after the attackers hurled a bomb at him. It is hinted that Vipin hurled a bomb at the deceased.
The Crime Branch officials identified the accused after examining the CCTV footage collected from the nearby shops and houses. The probe team took the two into custody as per the information collected after interrogating another accused Bijeesh who was held the other day.
Following the arrest of the duo, the number of accused under arrest in connection with the case touched 7.
Ratheesh, one of the accused in the case was found hanged to death. Vadakara rural SP Dr A Sreenivas and Crime Branch DySP Shaji Jose who are probing the alleged suicide case reached Thalassery rest house and interrogated Vipin, the key accused in Mansoor murder case the other day.