Even a month after the investigation into the murder of Imtiaz, a real estate dealer and a close aid of quotation leader Bhai Nazeer, began, the police have fail to bring about any leads into the crime.
The police said they couldn’t make a breakthrough into the case as the crime was a pre-planned one carried out by professional killers.
“We have not yet been able to locate the missing phones of Imtiaz that were switched off after his death,” the police said.
Though efforts were made to locate the tower with the assistance of Cyber Cell, it yielded no result.
“The murder was part of gang war. Though we interrogated several members of quotation gangs, no connection could be established. The call details of the Imtiaz phone was searched but in vain. We suspect that he used a separate phone for business purpose and another to contact the relatives. We suspect that soon after his murder, the phone and SIM card was destroyed,” police official said.
M G Sabu, circle-inspector, Ernakulam North, who was also the investigation officer of the case, said the interrogation of quotation gang members were continuing. “We are tracking down other real estate dealers who might have committed murder for business enmity,” he said.
The police, from the autopsy report, had confirmed that the murder took place inside Imtiaz’ car and he was stabbed several times before he became unconscious. The death occurred owing to blood loss. There were more than one person inside the car who stabbed Imtiaz several times.
Imtiaz was found murdered inside his car near his house last month. The body was first located by the people who were going for a morning walk. Bhai Nazeer is a known quotation gang leader and was accused in several criminal case. Imtiaz was a distant relative and had been handling the business of Bhai Nazeer after latter went absconding in murder attempt case.