Jalil Karopadi Murder Case should be Handed over to CID – SDPI
Mangaluru: “The murder case of the president of Karopadi Gram Panchayat Abdul Jalil should be handed over to the CID in order to know the truth behind the murder”, said the president of SDPI Haneef Kodaje in a press meet held at Hotel Woodlands here on May 12.
Addressing the mediapersons Haneef Kodaje said, “Jalil’s murder was preplanned to create communal violence in the society. In broad daylight, the accused barged into the Gram Panchayat office and hacked Jalil to death which created fear among the people. To know the truth behind this murder, the case should be handed over to the CID and the accused should be booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Haneef further said, “The police have arrested 11 persons in Jalil’s murder case but the main accused is still roaming freely. Most of the accused belong to the Sangh Parivar and they have criminal records. The district minister in-charge stated that the accused belong to the Sangh Parivar but the police claim that an underworld don is involved in the murder. All the accused should be arrested as soon as possible and severely punished. If the main accused will not be arrested, SDPI will stage a protest”, he warned.
Haneef also said, “When Harish Poojary and Nasir Sajipa were murdered, the accused got bail and came out of jail within a month because the police did not book the case against them under the UAPA act. The accused easily get bail, come out from the jail and get involved in criminal activities which should be stopped. In Bengaluru, the accused in Rudresh murder are booked under the UAPA act which is a double standard. If the Sangh Parivar members are involved in crimes, their photos are not displayed outside the police stations. But if a Muslim is involved in any crime his photo will be displayed outside the police stations. Why this double standard? Haneef questioned.
SDPI general secretary Athaulla Jokatte, SDPI state committee member M Kusappa, Secretary Iqbal Bellare, treasurer Iqbal Goodinabali and others were also present.