Thiruvananthapuram: Police in Kerala have launched a re-probe into the death of two RSS-BJP cadres by a now defunct Islamic outfit identified as Jam -Iyyathul Ihsania or Sunni Tiger Force.
The arrest of Moinudeen on October 12 followed by two others on Wednesday, Usman (51) of Kolathur and Yusufali (52), of Anjangadi has forced the police to re-open the cases relating to the death of RSS cadre Mohanachandran, who until lately was believed to have died in a road accident in August 1992.
It was believed that Mohanachandran was travelling in a bicycle when he was knocked down and killed by a speeding jeep.
Nearly three decades after his death, the arrest of Moinudeen and two others recently reveals that Mohanachandran was actually murdered by the outfit to which the recently arrested trio were once members.
Tirur deputy superintendent of police Suresh Babu KA told Mirror that the three were arrested in connection with the murder of RSS cadre Sunil, who otherwise was believed to have been murdered by CPI (M) men in Kunnamkulam. The CPI (M) men accused in the case were convicted by a sessions court before they were acquitted by the Kerala High Court.
The murder case of Sunil was reopened by the police last year, Suresh Babu said.
According to reports, Jam -Iyyathul Ihsania is suspected to be involved in at least six murder cases in Malappuram, Palakkad and Thrissur districts.
It is understood that Usman and Yusufali were also accused in the murder of Rajeevan, a Yuva Morcha leader from Vadanappaly in Thrissur district.
Five persons including Usman were sentenced to life imprisonment in a murder case by the sessions court in 2015 and were later granted bail by the HC. Yusufali was arrested from Mumbai in 2017 and was released on bail.