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Tamil Nadu: Five chargesheeted in Suresh Kumar murder case

Five persons, including terror suspects Police Fakhrudeen, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik, have been chargesheeted under various sections of the IPC, Explosives Substances Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act- 1967 in the Madurai milk lawvendor Suresh Kumar murder case.

In the chargesheet filed before Judicial Magistrate-IV, Madurai today, the Special Investigation Division of Crime Branch CID of Tamil Nadu Police named Fakhrudeen, Malik, Ismail, Abdullah and Thoufiq Ali in the case.

“They conspired to eliminate Suresh Kumar, as his activities were considered to be anti-Islamic by these accused,” the CBCID said in a press release.

Police Fakhrudeen, Bilal Malik, Panna Ismail are also involved in the murders of Aravind Reddy in Vellore, Murugan in Paramakudi, Vellaiappan in Vellore, Auditor Ramesh in Salem, it said.

The investigating agency has obtained a sanction from the state government and Madurai District Collector to prosecute the five accused before filing the chargesheet.

Suresh Kumar was murdered by five identifiable but unknown assailants on Netaji Road in Madurai in the late hours of 26th June last year.

With the help of a CCTV footage police arrested Abdullah and Ali in the case. Following their confession statements, Fakhrudeen, Malik and Ismail were on the lookout for few months, before they were arrested in a storming operation at Puttur in Andhra Pradesh in October last year.

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