Palakkad (Kerala), Pretr. An official of the Popular Front of India (PFI) was arrested on Monday in connection with the murder of a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member in Kerala’s Palakkad district. The police gave this information here.
District police chief R Vishwanath told the media that the arrested worker was directly involved in the murder of A. Sanjeet at Mambram in the district. The police said that the other culprits would be arrested soon.
The identity of the PFI officer has not been revealed as his identification is yet to be paraded. The wife of the murdered Sangh worker had said that she could identify those who killed her husband by getting into the car.
Police said Sanjeet (27) was murdered on November 15 when he was taking his wife to their workplace. Earlier today, the police said that it has detained three people. BJP and Sangh Parivar organizations have alleged that activists of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of Islamic organization Popular Front of India (PFI), were behind the daylight killings. However, the SDPI has denied the allegations.
Meanwhile, BJP state president K Surendran met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and demanded a National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe into the murder. In a letter to the Home Minister, a copy of which was made available to the media, the BJP leader alleged that 10 Sangh and BJP workers were killed in Kerala in the last five years by alleged jihadi groups. He alleged that around 50 Sangh Parivar workers have been killed by jihadis in the state so far.