Udupi, July 19,2016 : Hiriadka Police have taken into custody as many as eight persons in connection with the case of murder of Sheikh Mohammad Tasneem (35) whose body was found in a Volkswagen Polo car parked in a deserted area at Ontibettu on July 14.
Police said of the seven arrested three were close friends of Tasneem. They have been identified as Diwaker, Imtiyaz and Saifuddin.
A financial dispute over the issue of gold smuggling is learnt to have strained relationship between the friends.
The names of the other accused who are in custody are not known.
Investigations are underway.