Puttur: The National Investigation Agency has reportedly got a tip-off that some of the accused who assisted the killers of Praveen Nettaru are hiding abroad. According to sources, an operation is underway to arrest and bring them to India.
NIA had announced a bounty of Rs 5 lakhs for information on members of now-banned PFI Mohammad Mustafa S, Tufail M H and Rs 2 lakhs for information on Ummar Farooq, Abubakar Siddique. Later a bounty of Rs 10 lakhs each was announced for credible clues on Shareef and K A Masood.
Sources said that of these 6 accused, some have already been taken into custody. However, it was not clear whether they were arrested within Indian territory or abroad.
Sources also said that the investigative agency has got clues that Shareef and K A Masood are hiding in Saudi Arabia and an operation to trace them has been launched.