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NIA files chargesheet against 11 in Umesh Kolhe murder case

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge-sheet against 11 persons in the murder of Amravati-based pharmacist Umesh Kolhe in June. The court had in September granted the central agency 90 days’ extension to file the charge-sheet. Kolhe was killed in eastern Maharashtra’s Amravati city on June 21, 2022 after sharing […]

Edited By : Mayank Meliwar | Updated: Dec 16, 2022 20:44 IST
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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge-sheet against 11 persons in the murder of Amravati-based pharmacist Umesh Kolhe in June.

The court had in September granted the central agency 90 days’ extension to file the charge-sheet.

Kolhe was killed in eastern Maharashtra’s Amravati city on June 21, 2022 after sharing on social media a post supporting suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma over her controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammad, as reported by news agency PTI.

The NIA registered a case on July 2 on the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs under Indian Penal Code sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc) and 153-B (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), and provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The MHA handed over the murder case to the NIA after it was found that the murder had similarities with the murder of a tailor, Kanhaiyalal Teli, from Udaipur on June 28. The tailor was hacked to death in a similar incident.

First published on: Dec 16, 2022 08:44 PM IST

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