Mangaluru, August 13, 2017: The Mangaluru police have made a breakthrough in the murder of Sharath Madiwala an RSS worker, and identified the killers and organisation they are affiliated to.
DG-IGP R.K. Dutta told reporters in Bengaluru on Sunday that the case would be solved soon as the killers, the organisation and the motive behind the murder had been ascertained.
A special team of police are on manhunt for assailants. Recently, a team of CCB officials visited Mumbai and returned. The police are on the right track and the accused will be nabbed soon, Mr. Dutta said.
Superintendent of Police Sudheer Kumar Reddy C.H. said the type of investigation adopted in the murder of Sharath Madiwala was one used in 1990s when mobile phones were not in use. The perpetrators of the murder have not been using mobile phones. “We are working on some old means to trace the accused.”
Mr. Reddy added that the recent transfer of policemen following the disturbance in Bantwal had not impacted the investigation. The investigation team has been working tirelessly in cracking the case, he said.
Sharath Madiwala was hacked to death by a gang on July 4 on B.C. Road in Mangaluru. The murder later spurred widespread protests by the opposition BJP across the state.