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Bilal, Rizwan and 2 other SDPI employees arrested for the murder of an RSS employee in Palakkad, Kerala

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On Friday, Kerala Police stopped four members of the Islamist organization Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) for the murder of an RSS leader in the Palakkad district of Kerala last week. The defendants were identified as Muhammad Bilal, Muhammad Rizwan, Riyassuddin and Sahad.

The SDPI is the political wing of the radical Islamist organization PFI.

The murder victim, SK Sreenivasan, was a former RSS physical education instructor. He was murdered by a group of 6 assailants who arrived on three bicycles. They hacked him to death inside his shop in the Melamuri district of Palakkad with edged weapons. According to eyewitnesses, the assailants were armed with machetes and attacked him several times, inflicting multiple fatal injuries.

BJP head of state Krishnakumar had said the radical Islamic organization Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) was behind the attack. SDPI is the political wing of the Islamist organization Popular Front of India (PFI) which is banned in several parts of India. The BJP leader had further said that he had received threatening calls after the murder of SDPI activist Subair. Police also suspected that the RSS employee’s death was a retaliatory attack. According to reports, the leader of the RSS was assassinated within 24 hours of the death of Subair, an SDPI worker.

According to reportsKerala Police had launched a massive manhunt to catch the culprits who had fled after brutally murdering SK Sreenivasan on April 16. Police had also warned that tough action would be taken against those who try to incite communal tension via social media backdrops. of the Palakkad murders.

As a result, the state police chief had issued instructions to monitor social media activity in the state to control the spread of fake news that could have caused community tensions. However, this is not the first time that SDPI workers have targeted BJP or RSS leaders.

Earlier in December last year, SDPI workers allegedly assassinated BJP leader Ranjith Sreenivasan in Alappuzha district of Kerala. The perpetrators broke into Sreenivasan’s house in the early hours of December 19 and killed him with axes. Additionally, on November 15, A. Sanjith, a 26-year-old RSS worker, was hacked to death, apparently by SDPI goons. Sanjith from Elappully was killed on his way to work on his motorbike with his wife.

Police arrested four of the six killers in the recent case on Friday and secured the arrest of the other two members of the group. The police charged the culprits under the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.