Police given a free hand in Praveen Nettaru killing, culprits will be nabbed soon, claims K’taka CM Bommai
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While the investigation into the murder of BJP worker Praveen Nettaru continues, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated on Monday that the matter will be turned over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) shortly.
“The police have been given a free hand in the investigation of the Praveen Nettaru murder case. The investigation is in progress. The killers would be nabbed very soon,” Chief Minister Bommai told mediapersons today. The CM said that the process to hand over the investigation to the NIA is on. “Technical and paperwork is in the process. The case would soon be handed over to the NIA,” he said.
“The NIA has already been intimated informally. They are engaged in gathering preliminary information in Mangaluru and Kerala,” Bommai said. Responding to a question, the Chief Minister said that he plans to soon visit the families of Masood and Fazil in Bellare village and Surathkal respectively. The two were also killed recently in the state.
Praveen Nettaru, a BJP Yuva Morcha activist, was hacked to death with lethal weapons by unidentified guys on a bike on July 26 in Bellare, Dakshina Kannada.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai extended his heartfelt sympathies to the BJP leader’s family and promised them that justice will be served shortly.
“The barbaric killing of our party activist Praveen Nettaru from Dakshina Kannada district is condemnable. The perpetrators of such a heinous act will be arrested soon and punished under the law. May Praveen’s soul rest in peace. May God bless his family with the strength to bear this pain. Om Shanti,” Bommai had tweeted.
Masood, an 18-year-old from the Bellare hamlet, was murdered on July 19. A few days later, in the same taluk, a group of bikers attacked BJP Yuva Morcha member Praveen Nettaru. The following day, on July 28, a man called Mohammed Fazil was assassinated in Surathkal.