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NIA gets 10-day custody of Udaipur murder accused

Kanhaiya Lal Teli was hacked to death by Mohammad Riyaz and Ghouse Mohammad on June 28 for allegedly sharing remarks made by BJP’s Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammed.

An accused in Udaipur killing case being taken back to custody after he was produced at an NIA court, in Jaipur. (Express photo by Rohit Jain Paras)

A Jaipur court on Saturday sent the four people accused in the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli to 10-day custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

Teli was hacked to death, allegedly by Mohammad Riyaz and Ghouse Mohammad, on June 28 for purportedly sharing on social media former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s remarks on the Prophet.

Riyaz and Ghouse were arrested the same day. Two others accused in the case — Asif Hussain and Mohsin Khan — were arrested subsequently.

The four were produced before a Jaipur court on Saturday afternoon — of them, Riyaz and Ghouse were brought with their faces covered. The CBI court number 1, which deals with NIA cases, sent them to 10-day NIA custody.

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With the NIA taking over the probe, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Rajasthan Police has handed over all documents related to the case to the central agency.

Outside the court complex, police had a tough time dealing with lawyers and local residents, who shouted slogans against the accused, including seeking their death sentence. As police personnel tried to put the accused back into the police van, they had to jostle with the large crowd, some of whom also allegedly managed to attack the accused.

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First published on: 02-07-2022 at 06:17:41 pm
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