Ramalingam Murder Case NIA Conducts Raids In Tamil Nadu Places

By Neha Bhardwaj July 23, 2023 3:37 PM IST

2019 Ramalingam Murder Case: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted raids in Tamil Nadu on Sunday (July 23) in connection with the Ramalingam murder case that took place in the month of February 2019. The agency conducted search operations at 21 places in 9 districts of the state.

According to sources in news agency ANI, Ramalingam had opposed the Popular Front of India (PFI) involved in converting Hindus to Islam. Sources said, “The NIA carried out these searches on the premises and locations of suspects linked to the banned PFI organization on the basis of intelligence inputs.”

Please tell that on 2 August 2021, the NIA arrested an absconding main conspirator Rehman Sadiq (41) in the case.

Ramalingam was killed in the year 2019

Ramalingam was murdered on February 5, 2019. A day later i.e. on February 6, 2019, a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Thiruvidaimaruthur police station in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.

According to the NIA, the purpose of the murder was to create terror in the minds of a particular section of people, to create enmity between different religious communities and to take revenge and to teach Ramalingam a lesson.

According to reports, Ramalingam had applied ‘thiruneer’ (holy ash) on the forehead of accused Mohd Farooq and removed his ‘takiyah’ (cap). Ramalingam wanted to show that all religions are equal.

The NIA re-registered the case on March 7, 2019 and took over the investigation. The agency had earlier filed a charge sheet against 18 accused on August 2, 2019. After the arrest of Rehman Sadiq, NIA said that he used to work for PFI in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.

The NIA said that Rehman Sadiq also played an important role in recruiting members to execute the crime. After killing Ramalingam, the accused Rahman Sadiq was hiding at various places in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh before being caught.

A reward of Rs 5 lakh was announced by the NIA for information related to his arrest and he was also declared wanted by the NIA special court.

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