A team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has moved Amravati to take over the case. The NIA will also gather details related to the case from Amravati police to carry out further investigation.
New Delhi: Days before chilling murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiyalal Teli, another man was reportedly been murdered in in Maharashtra’s Amravati for making a social media post to support former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma. Though the local police has been investigating the matter but a team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has moved Amravati to take over the case. The NIA will also gather details related to the case from Amravati police to carry out further investigation.
Ministry of Home Affairs, in a tweet, informed, “MHA has handed over the investigation of the case relating to the barbaric killing of Shri Umesh Kolhe in Amravati Maharashtra on 21st June to NIA. The conspiracy behind the killing, involvement of organisations and international linkages would be thoroughly investigated.”
As per the report, the one, Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe was stabbed to death by some assailants for extending her support to suspended BJP leader who had made remarks against Prophet Mohammad during a TV debate earlier.
54-year-old Kolhe, a local chemist, was hacked to death on June 21, days before Kanhaiyalal was murdered by two persons at his tailoring shop in Udaipur in Rajasthan. The matter was came into public domain when local BJP leaders approached police and submitted a letter in this regard. They alleged that few men took revenge to set an example. Police later confirmed that it has received a complaint and are probing the incident from all possible angles including murder for supporting the former BJP leader. Police has reportedly registered an FIR and has arrested few persons in this connection.
According to the reports, Kolhe had allegedly shared a post on WhatsApp groups which had irked few of the group members who are belonging to Muslim members of one of the groups.