Udaipur beheading act of terror; Rajasthan ATS will cooperate in NIA probe: Ashok Gehlot

BJP spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathore blamed the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government for its failure to curb such instances.

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Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday said a prima facie investigation into the Udaipur beheading incident has revealed that the tailor was murdered to spread terror. The victim, identified as Kanhaiyalal Teli, was allegedly murdered over his WhatsApp status supporting ousted BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s comments on Prophet Mohammad.

Taking to Twitter, Gehlot said, “A high level review meeting was held on the Udaipur incident today (Wednesday). Police officials said that preliminary investigation revealed that the incident was prima facie done for the purpose of spreading terror. Information about the contacts of both the accused in other countries has also come to the fore.”

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He added, “In this incident, a case has been registered under UAPA so now further investigation will be done by the NIA in which Rajasthan ATS will fully cooperate. The police and administration should ensure law and order in the entire state and take strict action against those trying to create nuisance. In view of the present situation, I once again appeal to all the parties to maintain peace.”

Talking to the media earlier in the day, Gehlot had said, “The incident is very big, heinous and I said yesterday too that the more you condemn, the less it is. And that’s why we have formed an SIT. The SIT has started its work since last night, as soon as we reach Jaipur, we will hold a meeting on the law and order.”

Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Rajyavardhan Rathore blamed the Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government for its failure to curb such instances. “The Rajasthan Chief Minister calls it a murder but when someone makes a video of a murder and makes it viral, it is not an ordinary incident. This is not a murder but a terrorist attack. The action (filming the incident) has been taken to terrorise the entire society,” Rathore said.

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