Special Investigation Team arrests Bengaluru-based techie from Kerala for aiding assailants

Yasir Aboobacker, hailing from Oachira, working as a software engineer in Bengaluru, was taken into custody late on Saturday.

Published: 09th April 2018 02:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2018 02:49 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the murder of former radio jockey Rajesh aka ‘Rasikan’ Rajesh has achieved a major breakthrough following the arrest of a 22-year-old youth for helping the quotation gang carry out the ‘hit job’.

Yasir Aboobacker, hailing from Oachira, working as a software engineer in Bengaluru, was taken into custody late on Saturday after the investigators managed to gather hard evidence linking him with the crime.

Yasir is a close relative of  key accused  Salih Bin Jalal alias ‘Alibhai’, who is believed to be hiding in Qatar,  said V S Pradeep Kumar, Kilimanoor CI.“When Salih came to India from Qatar, he had first met Yasir in Bengaluru to chalk out plans to murder Rajesh. It was at the meeting, Salih awarded the contract to the Oachira-based ‘quotation’ team. So Yasir’s  involvement in the conspiracy has been clearly established.

Moreover, the getaway car used by the assailants was handed over to Yasir after the incident. We have received crucial information about the culprits who have fled to other states and they will be arrested soon,” the CI said. Additionally, the SIT registered the FIR  before the Attingal  Judicial First Class Magistrate. NRI Abdul Sathar,  who allegedly awarded the contract for the ‘hit job’, and   Salih Bin Jalal have been named as the accused in the FIR. The Kerala Police have contacted their Qatari counterparts in a bid to get Doha to extradite the duo to India.Also, the Interpol’s help has been sought by the SIT to help bring the accused to justice.

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