Kasargod, Apr 13, 2019: The Kasargod Crime Branch Police have arrested three persons suspected to be accomplices of underworld don Ravi Poojary in connection with the shoot-out that took place at a beauty parlour owned by actress Leena Maria Paul in Kochi on December 15 last year.
Those arrested are Altaf of Aluva and Bilal and Vipin from Ernakulam. Sources revealed that a gang from Kasargod had hired them for the task.
After the shoot-out at the Nile Beauty Parlour, a person who introduced himself as Ravi Poojary had claimed responsibility for the incident by making a phone call to a Malayalam channel.
The accused have reportedly revealed during interrogation that the firing intended at threatening the actress to pay a hafta of Rs 25 crores.
The accused trio are wanted in other cases also. It is learnt they were promised Rs one crore but were only given Rs 30,000 by the men who hired them.