NIA arrests absconding PFI member accused of killing RSS leader Sreenivasan in Palakkad


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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested another Popular Front of India (PFI) member who was wanted in the murder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Sreenivasan in Kerala's Palakkad district in April last year.

The accused, Saheer KV, was absconding since the crime and was carrying a reward of Rs 4,00,000. An NIA Fugitive Tracking Team (FTT) tracked him to a relative's house in Palakkad district and arrested him.

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A resident of Palakkad, Saheer was part of the PFI Assault and Protection Team that had carried out the targeted killing. Saheer was also responsible for providing protection to the main assailants of Sreenivasan.

Earlier on March 17, the NIA filed a chargesheet against 59 accused, including the PFI as an organisation in the case.

One of these accused, identified as Abdul Naser, died on January 2 this year, said the NIA, adding "Efforts are on to track and trace the remaining 11 absconding accused, out of the total of 59 identified as involved in the conspiracy so far."

Sreenivasan was murdered on April 16 in retaliation to murder of SDPI leader Subair. SDPI has accused RSS for the murder.

(ANI)

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