New Delhi. NIA filed Charge Sheet against the key conspirator, namely Mohammed Rafiqul Hassan @ Hassan u/s 34, 120B, 153A(1)(b), 302 of IPC and sec. 16 (1) (a), 18 and 20 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 before the NIA Special court, Poonamallee, Chennai.
The case relates to murder of C. Sasikumar on 22.09.2016 when he was returning home on his scooter. C. Sasikumar was the then Spokesperson of Hindu Munani (Front) Coimbatore. The case was originally registered at Thudiyalur PS, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. NIA had earlier filed two charge-sheets against four accused persons in this case.
Further investigation had revealed the role of Mohammed Rafiqul Hassan @ Hassan, S/O Shajahan, R/O Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He was driving the motorcycle on which assailant, Subair was sitting pillion while attacking the victim. All the five accused persons in the case, belonging to Popular Front of India (PFI) Coimbatore, had conspired and held meetings at CTC Mosque, Coimbatore to take revenge against C. Sasikumar, a Hindu Munnani Spokesperson, who had led protests for removing a SDPI flag post in Sanganoor and subsequently hoisted a Hindu Munnani flag in its place. After executing the killing, he had fled India in November 2016 to evade arrest. Based on credible information on 09.02.2021, the accused Mohammed Rafiqul Hassan was arrested at IGI Airport, New Delhi on his arrival from Oman.