Four suspected ultras nabbed

The CCB team of the Bangalore police, along with the Tamil Nadu police, arrested four persons suspected to be linked to the banned outfit, Al Ummah, from Vivek Nagar police limits in the City on Tuesday evening.

According to a top official, the arrested have been identified as Shameen, Shamia Ullah, Sadiq and Nawaz. They were staying in the City for the past two-three months posing as painters. They are said to be involved in the killing of Suresh Kumar, leader of Hindu Munnani. 

Kumar, 48, was hacked to death on June 18 by a gang of at least five people who arrived on motorbikes with sharp weapons when he was closing his STD booth in Ambattur on the outskirts of Chennai. 

Police had suspected that the Islamic fundamentalist group carried out the killing, because of an alleged inflammatory speech Kumar had made at an RSS public meeting in Avadi on December 12, 2013. Kumar used to conduct several meetings in and around Ambattur and Avadi. 

A senior police officer said that they received information that some people attached to Al Ummah were present in the City. A few vital clues were gathered from the recently arrested suspects in Malles waram blast case, Fakruddin, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik. The suspects will be questioned for more information, said police. 

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