The National Investigation Agency has arrested Popular Front of India member Mohammad Faruk, a resident of Trichy, in connection with the murder of catering contractor Ramalingam in February this year.(HT File)
The National Investigation Agency has arrested Popular Front of India member Mohammad Faruk, a resident of Trichy, in connection with the murder of catering contractor Ramalingam in February this year.(HT File)

PFI member linked to Ramalingam murder arrested

The NIA had earlier carried out searches at 20 locations, including the houses of accused persons on May 2, in connection with the case during which incriminating material had been seized.
By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2019 11:55 PM IST

The National Investigation Agency has arrested Popular Front of India member Mohammad Faruk, a resident of Trichy, in connection with the murder of catering contractor Ramalingam in February this year.

The NIA had earlier carried out searches at 20 locations, including the houses of accused persons on May 2, in connection with the case during which incriminating material had been seized. A NIA spokesperson said that Mohammed Faruk, 48, was summoned and interviewed and simultaneously search was also conducted at his residence on Thursday during which some digital evidences were seized.

“Faruk will be produced before the special NIA Court on Saturday. He and other accused had hatched a criminal conspiracy to commit a terror act following which they chopped off the hands of Ramalingam, who later succumbed to injuries on February 6. Accused persons in this case are PFI/SDPI cadres. Tamil Nadu Police had earlier arrested 10 accused in this case. Six other accused are still absconding,” the NIA spokesperson added.

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