Hunsur seeks stern action

Hunsur seeks stern action

Curious people deprived of watching media briefing live on TV

what’s it? Curious people gather in front of the office of Dy SP, in Hunsur on Wednesday. They had converged following a rumour that the kidnap accused will be brought to the town, to be produced in a court. DH Photo

The numbers began to swell, following rumours that culprits would be brought to the town. All of them wanted to catch a glimpse of the accused and express their anguish against the perpetrators. They demanded stringent action against the accused.
Sufi Mobiles, on Bazaar Road, in the town run by Ataulla Khan, was open on Wednesday too. The original owner of the shop Khalid Pasha described Khan, one of the accused, as a man of few words. He (Khan) had taken the shop on rent just six months ago.

Unmarried, he had lost his father and was residing at Muslim Block. “I would not have given the shop on rent to him if I had the slightest knowledge of what was happening,” said Pasha.

The house of another accused Adil Pasha at Shabbir Nagar was found locked when this reporter went to the spot. When enquired, the neighbours told that the family had moved to an undisclosed location on Tuesday itself. Though not much can be elicited about Pasha from the neighbours, they said his father Pasha Jan owns a meat shop in the very area. Pasha was the third among five sons and one daughter.

No power supply

Incidentally, power supply was cut off in the town between 11.45 am and 12.30 pm, depriving the people of the town, especially the victims’ family of watching live telecast of Home Minister R Ashoka’s press meet about the high profile case. When the electricity supply was resumed, they switched on their TV sets and stayed glued to it for regular updates over the issue and were curious to hear the comments political leaders had to make about the issue.

Took part in bandh?

If sources are to be believed, both Ataulla Khan and Adil Pasha who were working as secretaries to PFI, had taken part in Hunsur Bandh that was called following the kidnap and murder of the youth on June 12. They were seen waving PFI flags, during the bandh that turned out to be a huge success.

Advocates for victims

Hunsur Taluk Advocates Association has taken a decision not to take the case on behalf of the accused.

Association president Yoganandakumar has however, stated that the association is ready to fight the case only on behalf of the victims .

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