Kasargod, July 10: The car used by the accused to bring bodies of smuggles Nafir and Fahim from Mangalore to Kasargod belongs to a person from Kasargod, said Valentine D’Souza, Mangalore crime branch inspector on Wednesday July 9.
The car which was seized by CCB police while arresting the three accused in the case is registered in the regional transport office in Kasargod. It is in the name of Abdul Muneer from Ayesha Manzil in Talangere in the district. Two kilograms of gold, which the alleged murderers had sold, was also recovered by the police.
Sources said that this car had been hired by the killers about two months ago. The case is transferred to Pandeshwar police station in Mangalore, the police personnel of Pandeshwar station have already filed an application in the court of the judicial magistrate first class, Mangalore, seeking police custody of the arrested accused. The accused are presently under judicial custody.
The Kasargod police have also undertaken an investigation relating to the double murder, and their present focus is on finding the real owners of the gold that the murders had got access to. The police have strong suspicion about the involvement of gold smugglers with their headquarters in Kasargod. The investigation therefore relates to the land dealings that were finalized in the recent past, and the gang which had worked behind these deals.
The police have information about some people who are involved with the gold smuggling racket that functions mainly in Kasargod and Kannur districts. Still, they have so far not been able to guess about the true ownership of this gold.
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