Special Investigation Division (SID) of the Crime Branch Criminal Investigation Division (CB-CID) had announced a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh for anyone who provides useful information regarding the accused involved in the murders of BJP State general secretary Ramesh and Hindu Munnani state secretary Vellaiyappan, here on Wednesday.
Police had already announced rewards to the information leading to the arrest of the trio, Bilal Malik alias Bilal, Fakrudeen alias Police Fakrudeen and Panna Ismail alias Melapalayam Ismail, who were wanted in connection with the planting of a pipe-bomb near Madurai on the rath yatra route of BJP leader L K Advani in October 2011.
In addition to the trio, the police also released the photograph of Abu Backer Siddique of Nagore who was also wanted in the pipe bomb case. A cash reward of `5 lakh per accused would be given to those who furnish useful information leading to the arrest of each of these persons. Besides, an additional Rs 2 lakh had been announced for anyone providing information leading to the arrest of other persons involved in the murders of Vellaiyappan and Ramesh. Police can be contacted on the following phone numbers: Chennai - 044-28447739 and mobile nos: 97104-55000 and 94445-85954. The details of those who furnish information would be kept in secret, according to the release.
Clues Evade CB-CID
Salem: Three days after the CB-CID took over the investigation into the murder of Auditor V Ramesh, no major breakthrough has been achieved. On Wednesday, assistant director general CB-CID Karan Sinha arrived in Salem and reviewed the ongoing investigations. According to a City Police officer who is assisting the CB-CID team, no valid clues have been obtained till date.
Security Beefed up
The City Police and district police have started preparing for the proposed visit of L K Advani to Salem on August 1. All lodges and hotels were being told to register the identity of all guests. Vehicle checks are being conducted on the borders of the city.