CBI arrests another Crime Branch DYSP
Kochi: Another Crime branch Deputy Superintendent of Police was on Monday arrested by CBI in connection with the attack on a reporter of a Malayalam daily at Kollam last year.
N Abdul Rasheed, presently working as Crime Branch NRI cell DYSP, Thiruvananthapuram and Kerala Police service Association state president, was summoned by CBI today to Kochi and arrested.
He was later produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate court, Ernakulam, and remanded to two days CBI custody. His bail will be taken up on April 18.
Rasheed is the second Crime branch DYSP to be arrested in the case after Santosh Nair.
The case had been handed over to CBI after the Kerala Union of Working Journalists appealed to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in this regard.
Mathrubhumi reporter V B Unnithan was attacked by a gang of hired criminals on April 16 last year while he was returning home from work. He was allegedly targeted for writing a story in the daily about some police officers having attended a party thrown by a liquor contractor in the government guest house at Kollam on October, 2009.
The crime branch had earlier investigated the case.
Five persons had been arrested in the case.
Unnithan, who was seriously injured, was hospitalised for nearly eight months following the attack.
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