Mangalore, Jan 31: The underworld operative Madoor Isubbu has alleged that some office-bearers of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD) prompted him to execute criminal acts.
Isubbu, who is accused in four cases of murder including that of BJP leader Sukananda Shetty in 2006, has made these allegations in a three-page letter addressed to a Mangalore Sessions Judge.
Confirming about the letter, Superintendent of Police A. Subramanyeshwara Rao said the police were investing the charges made in the letter. “A report has been filed with the District Sessions Judge,” said SP Rao
In the letter of December 24 written from Mangalore Prison, Isubbu said members of a communal organisation had prompted him to commit crime. When he refused to do it he was threatened. Isubbu has asked the Judge to retain him in Mangalore Prison and not send him to any other prison as he feared for his life.
Isubbu said he had told the investigation agencies about the persons from the PFI and KFD who were behind some of the murders and assaults in Mangalore. He had told this to the Karnataka police after his arrest on December 9, 2010.
The PFI and KFD members were forcing him to change his statement, Isubbu claimed. “Innocents” like him were being used by the PFI and KFD office-bearers for their own purpose. “I do not want innocents like me to fall into the trap of such organisations,” he said.
Madoor Isubbu (36) alias Yusuf, who had been living in Saudi Arabia since May 2004, was arrested by a team of police led by Mr. Rao near Yeshwantapur Railway Station in Bangalore.
Apart from investigating into the criminal cases he was involved, the police were trying to find the alleged use of underworld elements by communal organisations in creating trouble in the city. The office-bearers of the PFI had denied the allegations made by Isubbu. Abubakar H, the PFI’s District Council member, said members of the organisation had instructed Isubu to come out of criminal activities when he was in Mangalore in 2003. When he continued to commit crime, the organisation removed him from the membership of the organisation.
Mr. Abubakar said some police officers, who held a grudge against the PFI, had conspired with Isubu in making these allegations and bring bad name to the organisation. The PFI had been working for the uplift of Muslims, he said. hindu