Palakkad : A Kerala Fire Force officer was arrested in connection with the murder of RSS Swayamsevak Sreenivasan in Palakkad. Jishad Badruddin, a fire force officer posted at Kongad fire station, Palakkad, was arrested on May 10 for his involvement in the conspiracy to murder Sreenivasan.
Jishad Badruddin is a native of AP Street, Navakode, Koduvayur Palakkad (Dist). According to reports, he was instrumental in preparing a hit list of RSS-BJP leaders and Hindu activists on behalf of PFI. The name of the former RSS district functionary Srinivasan was also on the hit-list prepared by Jishad. Jishad has been working as an official of the state Fire Force since 2017.
Apart from compiling the list, the police said Jishad identified Sreenivasan, who was in Palakkad city and passed the information to the killers. Jishad was the Kongad unit convener of the Kerala Fire Force Association, an organization of CPM-affiliated firefighters.
According to police, Jihad was also involved in the murder of another RSS Swayamsevak Sanjith that happened a few months back. Jishad monitored Sanjith’s movements, collected his travel information, and gave it to the killer squad. According to the police, he will also be charged in the Sanjith murder case.