Police say Sanjith’s RSS worker in Malampuzha, Palakkad was a political assassin. District Police Chief R Viswanath said that a Popular Front office bearer who was directly involved in the incident has been arrested. Defendant’s information could not be disclosed as the identification parade was to be held. The SP said more people were being questioned and arrests would be made in the coming days. Political animosity with Sanjith led to the murder. It is learned that he was nabbed by a special investigation team from Mundakkayam. Those who helped to abscond have also been taken into custody. Police have identified all the accused. Some of the accused left the state. The SP said more people were being questioned and arrests would be made in the coming days.
It is concluded that the assassination was planned and carried out under the leadership of eight persons. The list of helpers is also extensive. In that case, more than a dozen people could be arrested in connection with Sanjith’s murder. His wife Arshika, who was with Sanjit on the bike, had said that he would identify the killers if he saw them. Sanjith was hacked to death by a gang in a car near Mambrat last Monday.