Bengaluru, Dec 11: Rudresh was murdered on Oct 16, 2016, by motorcycle-borne men near the commercial street. A gang of four was later arrested.
In a daylight incident Rudresh R, an RSS functionary was hacked to death on the busy Shivajinagar street by two bike-borne assailants. More than 100 people were present at the crime spot but none of them was able to identify the accused as their faces were covered. The incident was caught on CCTV camera but as the faces of assailants were covered it did not help the department in any way.
Police had arrested on October 27 Waseem Ahmed (30), a resident of Austin Town, Mohammed Mazar (35) of C J Nagar, Mohammed Mujibulla alias Moula (44) of R T Nagar and Irfan Pasha (30) of Govindpura.
The prime accused Waseem, who attacked Rudresh with a machete, was trained by a radical organisation, a police officer said during the time of their arrest. Waseem's family told the police he had often attended meetings called b y the group, said the officer.
A senior NIA officer said that officials from the Hyderabad branch took up the case for further investigation and there is no separate FIR.
“We will continue the investigation from where the Bengaluru city police had stopped. As there were similar cases reported in other states, we have decided to take the accused into custody to interrogate them”, said the officer.
During the interrogation by Commercial Street police, the arrested revealed they had travelled to Kerala and Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh to undergo training by an organisation.
They also visited training camps in an isolated place in Kerala, said the police.