Mangaluru, Jan 16, 2015 : A police team led by CCB Inspector Valentine D’Souza investigating into the recent communal clashes at Ulaibettu in the outskirts of the city have achieved a major breakthrough with the arrest of one Khaliad alias Koya (24) of Ulaibettu said to be the mastermind behind the clashes.
Sources said the police took him into custody near the Magrantaya Daivasthala at Tuppekallu near Arkula. Police say he had instigated communal tension and also was behind the looting of some houses belonging to people of another community.
He is also wanted in a case of assaulting and threatening one Khadri Beary in 2006 at Ulaibettu and also in similar cases wherein he threatened sand traders.
Also he was wanted in a case of attempt on the lives of Aboobakker and Nasir of Ulaibettu in 2009 and a similar case wherein Harish Poojari and Vishwanath Poojary were targeted.