Uudpi, Jun 14: More than two weeks after cattle trader Husainabba Jokatte died following an attack by Bajrang Dal miscreants near Perdoor in Udupi district, the Karnataka state government has handed over the case to Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The development comes three days after the 62-year-old victim’s body was exhumed from the grave for examination and buried again. According to sources team of CID officials is expected to visit Udupi within a couple of days.
Husainabba was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Shenarbettu near Perdoor coming under Hiriyadka police station limits in Udupi district on May 30.
His brother, Mohammed Ismail, registered a police complaint on the same day stating that the multi-utility vehicle in which Husainbba was transporting 13 head of cattle was waylaid by activists of Bajrang Dal. Husainabba was assaulted by the Bajrang Dal goons at Shenarbettu and he later died in the presence of the police, Mr. Ismail had said in his complaint. The police booked a murder case based on his complaint.
In the course of investigation, the police arrested 10 persons — three policemen and seven activists of Bajrang Dal — in the murder case. The police also arrested Jaya who was in the multi-utility vehicle with Husainabba for illegal transportation of cattle. The three policemen arrested are D N Kumar, suspended sub-inspector of Hiriyadka police station, Mohan Kotwal, police constable, and Gopal, police driver.
Udupi: Cattle trader Husainabba death case handed over to CID