MALAPPURAM: The Malappuram police on Tuesday arrested seven persons including BJP minority morcha leader for trespassing into businessman K T Rabeeullah's house at Kodur in the Malappuram district.
According to police, the gang, which included the BJP minority morcha leader, came from Bengaluru in three different vehicles and arrived Kodur early morning on Monday.
When security men blocked them at the entrance of the house, three members of the gang trespassed into the house saying they wanted to meet Rabeeullah. But, local residents detained the gang members and handed them over to the police. The arrest was made based on a complaint lodged by the business man's wife Shaharbanu.
Apart from BJP minority morcha national vice president Aslam Gurukkal, arrests of his gunman Kesava Murthy, Riyas, Arshad, Usman, Ramesh and Sunil Kumar were recorded by the police on Tuesday.
Aslam Gurukkal, Kesava Murthy, Ramesh and Sunil Kumar are from Mengaluru and the rest of the suspected are from Kasargod. Police suspect business rivalry has led to the crime.
Rabeeullah has been keeping away from public sphere for the past few months. After rumours surfaced regarding his absence from the public and private functions for several months, the chairman of Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group appeared on Facebook three days ago and said he was at his house in Kodur and undergoing treatment.