The crime branch investigating the case of 27-year-old Padmagiri Rajshekhar Nair, who fired a round from an air gun at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headquarters premises on Tuesday, have learnt that the Rs60,000 found in his bag was sourced from another case registered against him in Kerala.
The police also suspect that he purchased the air gun worth Rs 11,000 from the money obtained in the case registered against him at Poonkulam police station in Kerala, in which he is wanted for criminal breach of trust for a figure amounting to Rs 3.5 lakh.
Police investigations have also revealed that Nair lived in two different hotels in south Mumbai in his previous visits to the city. “He had also come in contact with four other Kerala-based youngsters whom he had met in the city. We are trying to find out about them as well,” an officer added.
During the course of the interrogation, the police have so far not come across anything suspicious linking Nair to a terror organisation. “We have, however, sent a team to his hometown to check his background to be sure that he is not linked to any organisation,” said an officer requesting anonymity.