Mangaluru, June 12, 2018: The District and Sessions Court on June 11, Monday posted hearing in the bail plea moved by all the 10 accused arrested in the cattle trader death case to June 13, Wednesday.
Shanthi Bai, Principal Public Prosecutor, said here that the court had heard the arguments of advocates representing the accused on the bail plea. She had sought more time to present her arguments on the bail plea moved by the accused.
The court then posted the matter for hearing on June 13, she said.
Cattle trader Hussainabba was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Shenarbettu near Perdoor coming under Hiriyadka police station limits in Udupi district on May 30.
His brother, Mohammed Ismail, registered a police complaint on the same day stating that the multi-utility vehicle in which Hussainbba was transporting 13 head of cattle was waylaid by activists of Bajrang Dal. Hussainabba was assaulted by the activists at Shenarbettu and he later died in the presence of the police, Mr. Ismail had said in his complaint. The police booked a murder case based on his complaint.
In the course of investigation, the police arrested 10 persons — three policemen and seven activists of Bajrang Dal — in the murder case. The police also arrested Jaya who was in the multi-utility vehicle with Hussainabba for illegal transportation of cattle. The three policemen arrested are D.N. Kumar, suspended sub-inspector of Hiriyadka police station, Mohan Kotwal, police constable, and Gopal, police driver.