Alappuzha: The police have temporarily stopped the search in the neighbouring States of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka for the prime accused wanted in the murder of BJP OBC Morcha leader Ranjeet Sreenivas in Alappuzha.
The members of the police inquiry team have come back from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Though the inquiry team nabbed one accused from Bangalore, they could not arrest the key accused from the two neighbouring States.
The probe team has been expanded to include the personnel from various police stations, the Crime Squad coming under the direct control of the District Police Superintendent, and the Cyber Cell.
Meanwhile, the court remanded two accused in the Renjith murder case to police custody for 10 days. Anoop and Jaseeb, hailing from Alappuzha, were sent to police custody. They will be taken for evidence-collection in the coming days.
Shan murder case
RSS Aluva Jilla Pracharak KV Anish, who is now in police custody in connection with the murder of SDPI leader Shan, was brought to RSS office in Aluva for evidence-collection.
Other accused, Pranav and Sreeraj, who were alleged to have handed over the details of the movements of Shan to the murderers, were taken to different parts of the district as part of evidence-collection.
The evidence-collection from other accused, who were remanded in police custody by the court, are now progressing.
Two political functionaries — KS Shan, a state secretary of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), and Ranjeet Sreenivas, a state-level office-bearer of BJP’s Other Backward Classes outfit OBC Morcha were brutally killed on December 18 and 19 within a span of 12 hours.