2 Terror suspects who shot down TN SSI Y Wilson nabbed

Last Modified Friday, 10 January 2020 (16:56 IST)
Palakkad:Two persons were arrested here on Friday morning in connection with the gunning down of  Special Sub-Inspector (SSI) of police from Tamil Nadu Y at  Padanthaalumoodu checkpost in Kaniyakumari district on on Wednesday night.
Reports said the two  taken into custody were Kanyakumari natives ---M Thoufique  and A Abdul Shameem, both  belonging to a radical organization whose photos were released by the Q Branch of Tamil Nadu police as suspects behind the crime. 
 
The CCTV images had helped the police in  identifying the assailants who fled from the scene after opening fire at Wilson at point-blank range. The official died on the spot. 
 
Having  escaped to Kerala, as indicative from the footages, the Kerala Police had announced a reward for those who would divulge information of the two assailants having terror links.
 
A combined team of the Kerala and Tamil Nadu police personnel  investigating the case  strongly believed that the killing had been executed by an extremist organisation.(UNI)