Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru
Mangaluru, Dec 11: The Third Additional District and Sessions judge acquitted five accused on Monday, December 11, in target Ilyas murder case at Jeppu in 2018. The judgement was announced by district and sessions judge Sandhya S.
The five accused who have been acquitted are Dawood, Shameer, Riyaz, Nameer and Abdul Khader.
The four accused who are still absconding are Umar Nawaf, Mohammed Nazir, Naushad, Asghar Ali.
Target Ilyas was murdered at his residence in 2018 at Jeppu. A complaint was filed by Target Illyas's wife and a case was taken up by then South Police station inspector Beliyappa.
Nine of them accused in the case were arrested including Dawood and Mohammed Shameer in the Target Ilyas murder case. Later, a chargesheet was filed with 54 witnesses, among which 25 were examined, including the brother-in-law and mother-in-law of Target Ilyas who were witnesses to the case.
As per the investigation Dawood and Mohammed Shameer are the ones who barged into Target Ilyas's home and murdered him.
Senior advocate B Jinendra Kumar and his junior advocates Aravind Kumar K, Abhijith Jain, Vasudha B and Anushree argued in favour of the accused.