Kamlesh Tiwari was killed at his residence. His throat was slit and was shot at multiple times, and died while being taken to a hospital.
Lucknow| The controversial Kamlesh Tiwari murder case has been solved within 24 hours. On Friday, after the joint operation between Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat Police, five people were arrested.
On Saturday morning, Addressing the press conference, OP Singh, Director-General Police (UP), said that Gujrat ATS arrested three people in Gujarat and UP Police arrested two Muslim clerics from west UP’s Bijnor district. The UP police has registered murder case against the two Muslim clerics. The police have taken them into custody. Two other accused, believed to have carried out the attack, are still on the run.
Case was solved in 24 hours
Kamlesh Tiwari’s wife had earlier said that the two maulanas had announced a bounty on the head of Kamlesh Tiwari after his alleged derogatory statement against Prophet Mohammad. The accused arrested in Gujarat have been identified as Maulana Mohsin Sheikh (24) Rasheed Ahmed Pathan (23) and Faizan (21).
“We were confident we would solve the case in 24 hours and we have done so. Based on clues we formed small teams and fanned out to UP and elsewhere. From the beginning we had a hunch this was related to Gujarat,” DGP OP Singh said in a press conference.
However, the police did not find link between any terror group.
The Mithai Box that led the murder trail to Surat
After the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, a box of Surat Ghari sweets was found from his room. Ghari is a famous dessert of Surat. The accused brought weapons in this box. These Ghari sweets were purchased from Surat’s Dharti Food and Sweetshop. After this information came out, the team of Surat Police had also checked the CCTV camera installed in the shop.
Will Self-Immolate: Kamlesh Tiwari’s wife
However, Kamlesh Tiwari’s wife has demanded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should meet the family and threatened self-immolation if her husband’s killers were not punished. Distraught family members also demanded government jobs for Tiwari’s sons.