Murder of Hindu Munnani leader: NIA raids houses of 5 bizmen in Coimbatore

The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the 2016 murder of a Hindu outfit functionary in Coimbatore, raided the houses of five businessmen with suspected links with the accused in the case.
Some electronic devices, including mobile phones, were seized during the operation, it is learnt.
The NIA teams raided the homes of Haider of Sugunapuram, Anees of Bilal Estate in GM Nagar, Bipin Rehman of Selvapuram, Mohammed Ali of Vellakinaru and Saddam Hussain of Thudiyalur. Officials said these five men had spoken to the accused in the Sasikumar murder case.
The NIA has phone call records that that suggested that these men had spoken to the accused, reports said.
“The raid is believed to be in connection with the Sasikumar murder case. NIA’s findings have revealed the role of a political outfits in connection with the murder,” reports said, quoting sources.
They added: “As these youths were believed to be in the network of the four accused arrested in this murder case, NIA has raided their houses to collect evidence for their involvement and connection with the political outfit.”