Daijiworld Media Network – Puttur (MS)
Puttur, Mar 17: It has come to light that the five accused, who are arrested by the national Investigation Agency (NIA) over providing financial assistance to people who were involved in terrorist activities at Phulwari Sharif, helped financially the assailants of Praveen Nettaru, the slain BJP youth leader of Sullia.
Praveen was killed in July 2022 at Mastikatte. During investigation by the NIA, it has come to light that the five accused, natives of Puttur and Bantwal, provided financial assistance to the killers of Praveen.
During the checking of mobile data of Riyaz, native of Ankathadka and one of the five accused arrested by the NIA, the money transfer to the killers was known. Accused Riyaz had linked the same mobile to his bank account. Money from various sources was credited to Riyaz’s account after the murder of Praveen.
It is confirmed through interrogation of the arrested five that apart from carrying out terror activities, there is a huge network providing financial assistance through hawala to culprits, who involve in creating riots and murders, thereby creating unrest in society.
Discussions were also held prior to the murder of Praveen to help financially the assailants to carry out the murder as well as for their legal expenses to bring them out of prison. The sources are from overseas countries. It is said that the assailants of Praveen have also received lac of rupees to their accounts from other accounts.