Udaipur Murder News Highlights: The four accused in the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli were produced in a Jaipur court on Saturday which sent them to ten day National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody. Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad were arrested on Tuesday, hours after they allegedly hacked the tailor to death with a cleaver at his shop for extending supporting to now suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma, and posted videos online saying they are avenging an insult to Islam. The two others, Mohsin and Asif, were nabbed on Thursday night for being involved in the conspiracy. They were produced before the court here amid tight security arrangements. “The court ordered police remand till July 12,” according to a lawyer.
The Rajasthan Police on Friday arrested two more accused for the murder of Udaipur-based tailor Kanhaiya Lal on June 28, with officials saying they were involved in the conspiracy to plan and execute the crime. The two main accused in the case, Mohammad Riyaz and Ghouse Mohammad, who filmed a video after the murder of Lal, were sent to the high security jail in Ajmer late on Thursday night. “We have arrested two more accused, Asif Hussain and Mohsin Khan. They have been found to be involved in the abetment of the crime. Both are residents of Udaipur,” Anti-Terrorism Squad ADG Ashok Rathore told The Indian Express on Friday.
The BJP Minority Morcha in Rajasthan on Saturday refuted the allegation levelled by the Congress that the main accused in the Kanhaiya Lal murder case in Udaipur was a BJP member. After a photo showing Riaz Akhtari with some local BJP leaders of Udaipur emerged, Mohammad Sadiq Khan, state president of the BJP Minority Morcha, said the photo cannot be a held as a proof to show he is a party member. “Anyone can have a photo with any leader. It does not mean that he is a member of the BJP,” Sadiq told reporters.