The National Investigation Agency (NIA) managed to hole out and overpower absconder Thufail M H from his hideout in Amaruthahalli area of Bengaluru City. He was arrested late last night by the NIA.
Tufail was wanted in the murder case of Praveen Nettaru, BJP Yuva Morcha Member, who was murdered by PFI cadres in July 2022 in Bellare village of Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada District.
In January 2023, NIA filed chargesheet against 20 accused persons before NIA Special Court, Bengaluru, including 6 absconding accused.
Thufail M H had played a significant role in PFI's larger conspiracy to murder leaders of a particular community. He also provided shelter and safe harbor at Ashiyana residency of Koppa Village, Mysuru District to the 3 assailants of this case, who had recced and then hacked Praveen Nettaru to death.
Earlier, Thufail M H was accused in Prashanth Poojari murder case and attempt to murder VHP leader Ganesh.