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Kerala Police arrest two RSS workers in SDPI leader’s killing

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Police on Monday arrested two workers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in connection with the alleged murder of a Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) leader in Allapuzha.

Shortly after the death of the SDPI leader, an RSS worker was also killed yesterday in Kerala. In view of the double murder, the police have banned all political rallies in the state for three days.

In an official statement, Kerala Police said, “Two RSS workers have been arrested, in connection with the alleged murder of SDPI leader KS Shaan in Alappuzha. They were involved in the planning and conspiracy. We have substantial leads and will identify the culprits soon.”

After announcing a three-day ban on political rallies, Kerala Police chief Anil Kant directed his top officials to be on high alert and permit rallies and mike announcement only after a detailed inquiry.

KS Shan of Islamist organisation SDPI was killed on Saturday and a few hours later, BJP’s OBC Morcha state secretary Ranjith Sreenivasan also met with the same fate.

While the last rites of Shan were held on Sunday, that of Sreenivasan’s will take place on Monday.

The activists of SDPI and the RSS/BJP are accusing each other of the crimes.

Earlier today, MoS Home Nityanand Rai said, “In the last few years, BJP leaders and workers have been murdered here on a large scale. Over 200 BJP workers have been murdered here. There is no law and order here.”

“We demand that a fair investigation be done and culprits should be punished. But the govt here is doing appeasement politics and are protecting the criminals,” he said on the alleged murder of BJP OBC Morcha leader.

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