October 6, 2013
Ashwin Shukla Dwitiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
The Crime Branch-CID has told the court of Judicial Magistrate (JM)-3, Vellore, that Fakruddin alias ‘Police’ Fakruddin has confessed that he and his two associates Bilal Malik and Panna Ismail were involved in five murders, including those of four leaders of Hindu outfits, in different parts of the State in the last two years.
The magistrate remanded him in police custody on Saturday night until October 11.
The CB-CID made the submission in the court on Saturday night, when Fakruddin (36) of Nelpettai in Madurai was produced before Judicial Magistrate Sivakumar.
Fakruddin’s arrest two days ago led the police to a hideout at Puttur in Andhra Pradesh, where two more suspected al-Umma men were arrested on Saturday after an 11-hour standoff during which they locked themselves in a house with a woman and three children and threatened to trigger an explosion.
The CB-CID sought custody of Fakruddin for 13 days, saying that as per his own confession, he and his two associates were involved in the murder of S. Vellaiyappan, State secretary of Hindu Munnani, in Vellore on July 1, 2013, Dr. V. Arvinth Reddy, State medical wing secretary of BJP, in Vellore on October 23, 2012, ‘Auditor’ Ramesh, State BJP general secretary, in Salem on July 19, 2013, B. Suresh Kumar, a milk stall owner in Madurai, on June 26, 2013 and Murugan, a BJP functionary in Paramakudi, on March 19, 2013.