The three-member fact-finding team constituted by BJP president Rajnath Singh to probe the killings of a party functionaries and Hindu organisation leaders, visited Vellore on Wednesday.
The team, comprising Prakash Javadekar, Nirmala Seetharaman and three-time MP from Karnataka, Anand Hegde paid homage to the slain leader, Vellaiyappan, who was hacked to death by a three-member gang opposite the Ramakrishna Mutt near Muthumandapam in Vellore on July 1. The team spent nearly 15 minutes at the spot. State president of BJP Pon Radhakrishnan and senior party leader L Ganesan accompanied the team.
Earlier, the team visited the clinic and house of Dr Arvind Reddy, the then medical wing secretary of BJP, who was murdered by three persons last year, in front of his clinic in Kosapettai.
The members also interacted with Arvind Reddy’s wife, Dr Kavitha.
Later in the evening, the fact-finding team, took part in an hour-long meeting of the Vellore unit of BJP and Hindu Munnai in Vellore. “The team heard the views of the cadre of BJP and Hindu Munnani about the murders. The team will meet senior police officers and possibly the chief secretary of Tamil Nadu at Chennai on Friday,” Pon Radhakrishnan said.
The team is expected to submit its report to party president Rajnath Singh by July 29, BJP MP Prakash Javadekar said.
Before visiting Vellore, the team visited Salem to collect information regarding the brutal murder of BJP state secretary Auditor V Ramesh.