Hindu Munnani leader murder: Minority community people feel alienated after NIA conducted searches in Coimbatore, NCHROS says

  • | Wednesday | 5th September, 2018

Why should the officials take out their pistols in front of people who are neither accused nor suspects in the case? Why did the officials disconnect the cameras,” he asked. COIMBATORE: Members of the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations ( NCHROS ) on Wednesday alleged that people belonging to a minority community have started to feel alienated after the National Investigation Agency conducted a search operation at KK Pudur here last week.On Thursday last, the NIA conducted searches in the house and mill of Mohammed Rafikul Hassan, who is one of the suspects in the murder of Hindu Munnani functionary C Sasikumar.Speaking to reporters here, NCHRO state secretary R Raja said NIA officials had conducted searches while Hassan’s relatives and employees were present.An NCHRO fact-finding team was suspicious about the NIA statement that the officials had found weapons in the mill.“Officials showed their pistols to witnesses who were summoned by the NIA for further inquiries. What was the necessity of using a pistol?,” he said.Raja said the officials had allegedly directed the landlords of Hassan’s relatives to ask them to vacate the premises immediately as they were “involved in extremist activists.” None of the neighbours had been communicating with them since then, he said.“During the probe by the NCHRO fact-finding team, it was found that NIA officials had disconnected CCTV cameras as soon as they started searches at the house at KK Pudhur and the mill on the Nallampalayam Road.

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