Second accused in Hamsa murder case found guilty

A court in Kerala on Tuesday found K M Abdullah, guilty in the sensational murder of Kasaragod native Hamsa on March 29, 1989.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010, 19:00 PM IST

Kochi: A court in Kerala on Tuesday found K M Abdullah, guilty in the sensational murder of Kasaragod native Hamsa on March 29, 1989.

The sentence will be pronounced by the CBI Special court Judge K P Jyothindranath tomorrow after hearing the accused and the prosecution. The court found there was enough evidence against Abdullah in the case.

There are totally 23 accused in the case, four fo whom are absconding. This is the sixth stage of trial. Abdullah, who was absconding, was arrested in Colombo in a fake currency case by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and handed over to the CBI to stand trial in the Hamsa murder case.
The CBI found that rivalry between two gangs engaged in smuggling led to the murder. Hamsa had tipped DRI regarding the smuggling of gold biscuits of a rival gang which led to his murder.

The first accused, Pakistani Abdul Rehaman, a kasaragod native, is still absconding. In the first stage, 8 accused were brought to trial in which four were found guilty and rest acquitted.

PTI