Praveen Nettaru murder case: NIA declares cash rewards for information on 4 accused

08:32 AM Nov 02, 2022 | Team Udayavani |

Bengaluru: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced cash rewards for anyone who shares information leading to the arrest of some of the accused in the Praveen Nettaru murder case.


NIA named four absconders, members of the now-banned Popular Front of India (PFI), alleged to be involved in the killing of Hindu activist Praveen Nettaru in Sullia Taluk of Dakshina Kannada district.

The absconding accused are identified as follows: Mohammad Mustafa alias Mustafa Paijaru of Budu house in Bellare village of Sulya taluk (Rs. 5 lakhs cash reward), M.H. Tufail of Madikeri city, Kodagu district (Rs. 5 lakhs reward),  M.R. Umar Farooq of Sullia (Rs 2 Lakh reward) and  Abu Bakr Siddique alias Painter Siddique alias Gujari Siddique of Bellare village in Sullia (Rs. 2 lakhs reward).

NIA officials said that the accused had gone underground after committing the crime and even after an extensive search they remain elusive, the officials sought help from the public to nab the accused.

Members of the public, with credible information, may contact the office of  Superintendent of Police, (MHA) 8th Floor, Vishweshwaraiah Kendriya Bhawan, Domlur, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560071


Information can be relayed over the agency’s phone numbers – 080-29510900, 8904241100, and

The National Investigation Agency said the informant’s identity and personal information will be kept confidential.


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