There are new developments in the sensational Kamlesh Tiwari murder case. While 5 arrests have already been made, the suspects caught on camera are still not caught; UP DGP says he was murdered over his 2015 remark on Prophet.
New Delhi, Oct 19: There are new developments in the sensational Kamlesh Tiwari murder case. While 3 arrests have already been made, the suspects caught on camera are still not caught. Uttar Pradesh DGP said that he was murdered over his 2015 remark on Prophet.
Kamlesh Tiwari, 43, who was a Hindu Mahasabha leader was killed at his residence in Lucknow on Friday afternoon by three suspects who were later captured on security camera footage from outside his home.
Tiwari was shot dead at Naka area of Lucknow on Friday. He was the former leader of Hindu Mahasabha and had founded the Hindu Samaj Party.
After being attacked, Tiwari was immediately taken to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries. The assailants managed to flee from the spot. A revolver was also recovered from the site of the crime.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was constituted to investigate Tiwari's murder. Here are the LIVE updates of this sensational murder:
-The Family will meet CM Yogi Adityanath on Sunday in Lucknow. CM gives his statement on the murder case
-UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Kamlesh Tiwari murder case: He was the President of Hindu Samaj Party. The assailants came to his house in Lucknow yesterday, sat and had tea with him, and later killed him after sending all security guards out to buy something from market.
Lucknow divisional commissioner Mukesh Meshram after meeting the family of Kamlesh Tiwari, in Sitapur: The demands of relatives have been take into consideration. They'll be provided security. Their meeting with the CM is being fixed. We're recommending a govt residence for them
-Postmortem report reveals that Kamlesh Tiwari was murdered brutally with multiple stabs and gunshots
-Kamlesh Tiwari was killed over Prophet Muhammad remarks made in 2015, says UP DGP
-All three that were detained have confessed to the crime, says Himanshu Shukla, DIG Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad
-Uttar Pradesh DGP, OP Singh on Kamlesh Tiwari murder: Prima Facie this was a radical killing, these people were radicalized by the speech that he (Kamlesh Tiwari) gave in 2015, but much more can come out when we catch hold of the remaining criminals.
-We are working in collaboration with the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), till now no link with any terrorist organisation has been established. We will look into all the details and take action, Uttar Pradesh DGP, OP Singh
-A joint team of UP & Gujarat Police has detained 3 persons & interrogating them. Their names are Maulana Mohsin Sheikh, Faizan, & Khurshid Ahmed Pathan. Two other accused were also detained but released later, they are being monitored: UP DGP, OP Singh
- In the initial interrogation no criminal background of the three people, who have been detained, has been established yet. If needed, we will take them into remand, bring them to UP and question them, UP DGP, OP Singh on Kamlesh Tiwari Murder.
-A joint team of UP and Gujarat Police has detained 3 persons & interrogating them. Their names are Maulana Mohsin Sheikh, Faizan, & Khurshid Ahmed Pathan. Two other accused were also detained but released later, they are being monitored: UP DGP
Body of Hindu Samaj Party chief Kamlesh Tiwari, who was shot dead on Friday was taken to his native place Mahmudabad in Sitapur from the mortuary after Post-Mortem Examination (PME) amid tight security.
Earlier, family members and supporters of deceased Tiwari gathered outside the mortuary on late Friday night and staged a protest.
SK Bhagat (Inspector General Lucknow), Dinesh Puri (Superintendent of Police Crime Lucknow) and PK Mishra (Deputy Superintendent of Police Special Task Force) are part of the SIT that has been constituted to probe the murder.
Earlier on Friday, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police OP Singh had said accused knew Tiwari as they spent around 30 minutes with him on the pretext of gifting him sweets.
"Before killing Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari, the alleged murderers who were known to him spent around 30 minutes with him at his home in Naka area of Lucknow. The accused are said to be known to him. They brought sweets for him and even spent around half an hour with him. We have found vital clues and investigation in the matter is underway," he said.
DGP Singh said the shooting of Tiwari was a "purely a criminal activity conducted by two people".
According to an eye-witness, the attackers barged into Tiwari's office and opened fire on him.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from Principal Secretary (Home) & Director General of Police (DGP) in the case.
The police have registered the FIR against two maulanas from Bijnor based on the complaint filed by Tiwari's wife.
She has said in her complaint that these two had threatened to kill her husband in 2016, police said.