MYSURU: Abid Pasha, the main accused in RSS worker Raju’s murder that rocked Mysuru city, had been involved in targeted killing of Hindu outfit workers.
He has seven murder and two attempt to murder cases
registered against him in Mysuru and Mangaluru before the murder of Raju. Most of his victims were associated with Hindu outfits in one way or the other.
The investigations into the Raju murder revealed that Pasha, along with others, carried out the killings due to religious hatred, police commissioner B Dayanand told reporters here on Saturday.
The 34-year-old carpenter who hails from Hunsur was involved in the sensational double murder of businessman’s son Vignesh and his relative Sudhindra, both college students from Hunsur. They were initially abducted for a ransom of `5 crore.
As he did not get it, he murdered the duo and dumped the bodies in Chikkaballapur. Though the Bengaluru CCB police cracked the case in 2011, Pasha managed to escape arrest. The police commissioner said he had planned to use the ransom money for his organisation.
In Moodbidri, he murdered advocate Shantiprasad Hegde as a revenge to advocate Naushad’s murder. His another victim was Parveen Taj. He was upset over Parveen for allegedly forcing Muslim women into prostitution which is against Islam.
Pasha’s accomplices Ayub Khan (27), Mohammed Haneef (33), Hameed Khan (27), Ayed Ameen (28), Sabeel (30) and Muzamil (32) have also been arrested. The first three of them are involved in the Raju murder case, he said.