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Kasargod: Muthalib murder - Police arrest prime accused in Rajasthan

Kasargod: Muthalib murder - Police arrest prime accused in Rajasthan
Stephan Kayyar
Daijiworld Media Network – Kasargod (EP)

Kasargod, Nov 14: Kalia Rafeeq, the prime accused in the murder case of real estate dealer Muthalib (38), and his accomplice have been arrested at Rajasthan’s Ajmer by a special police team.  With these arrests the number of people arrested in the case has gone up to four.

Kalia Rafeeq


Muthalib was shot dead and also attacked with sharp weapons allegedly by Kalia Rafeeq and his accomplices when he was on his way back home in his car at Uppala on the night of October 24.  The police have arrested two more people who are accused of assisting Kalia Rafeeq and Samshuddin in the crime.
A massive search operation was launched in Karnataka and Mumbai to arrest Kalia Rafeeq.  The police had returned empty handed during their earlier trip as Kalia and his accomplice Samshuddin had gone into hiding on hearing about the search.  The police through investigation came to know that they were hiding in Ajmer.  The police then conducted the raid and successfully arrested the accused.
The accused who had gone to Bangalore soon after the crime had proceeded to Mumbai and then to Ajmer, it is learnt.
Mohammed Rafiq of Uppala Mulinja and Ansar of Kurudupadavu who are accused of assisting Kalia Rafeeq have already been arrested.  The information obtained from them helped to trace Kalia Rafeeq, say the police.  Rafeeq has confessed that Muthalib’s murder was planned two months in advance.
Kalia Rafeeq is accused in more than thirty criminal cases including robbery, murder, attempt to murder etc and has been posing a problem for the police. Five years ago, he had escaped from the custody of Chikmagalur police when he was arrested, produced in the court and was being brought to Kasargod in connection with the kidnap and murder of a youth in Kaikamba in Uppala. He was arrested by Kadri police thereafter and soon released.
He was arrested by Vittal police a few months ago in connection to ganja peddling and was released on bail. While on bail he allegedly murdered Muthalib in cold blood.


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  • Mohammed, uppala / Bahrain

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    @ Dinesh , Zindegi Bhar?? this is not his murder , I am 100% sure maximum within 3 months he will be out of jail and terrorizing people, thanks to the support he has from local politicians and benami business men of our area.

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    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    In Sholey Tea kya hoga kalia.
    But here Tera kya hoga kaliya Rafiq.
    Jindagi Bar Jail may sadthe Raho.

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  • Kiran, Mukka

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    Feeling sad about our judiciary system. This person is repeating crimes once he is out on bail then why granting him bail? Shoot him and finish once for all, at least one social devil will finish.

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  • Aadil Khan, Kasaragod, Saudi Arabia

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    The accused said to be in more than thirty criminal cases including robbery, murder, attempt to murder etc, then how come he gets bail or escapes for prison. He should shut behind the bars once for all. The anti social elements like him doesn't deserve to be alive.

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  • ek, bejai

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    Arrested and given bail n number of either finish in encounter or apply 3rd degree and make him paralyzed

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  • jr,

    Fri, Nov 15 2013


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  • john, Udupi/Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    He was arrested a number of times and released on bail. once again arrested and later on will be released on bail. This is India

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  • A R Ashraf, Kunjathur/Sharjah

    Fri, Nov 15 2013

    Well done Kerala Police. Now hang him in public! .The worst enemy of these criminals are not the police, but the same criminals of their kinds.

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  • Golbert C Pinto, Mangalore/Muscat

    Thu, Nov 14 2013

    There was only one Kaaliya in Sholey. Now number of Kaaliyas boomed up...!!!

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