NIA to take over probe into killing of medical store owner in Maha’s Amravati | Latest News India

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will take over the investigation into the killing of a medical store owner in Maharashtra’s Amravati in connection with a social media post in support of suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma that has led to widespread condemnation against the Prophet Mohammad. India and overseas.

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“The MHA has handed over the investigation into the barbaric killing of Shri Umesh Kolhe in Amravati Maharashtra on June 21 to the NIA. The conspiracy behind the killing, involvement of organizations and international links will be thoroughly investigated,” the home minister’s office said. (HMO) tweeted on Saturday.

Umesh Kolhe, who ran a medical store in Amravati, was on his way home on a scooter on the night of June 21 when three youths on a bike intercepted him and attacked him with handguns. Kolhe’s son and wife were in another vehicle but could not save them.

Five people – Mudasir Ahmed, Shah Rukh Pathan, Abdul Taufiq Sheikh, Shob Khan and Atiq Rashid – have been arrested in connection with the murder, and a local court has extended their police custody till July 5, news agency ANI reported on Saturday.

Amravati Police Commissioner Dr. Aarti Singh said on Saturday that a search is on for the sixth person, Irfan Khan, who is being run by a non-governmental organization (NGO) and is the main accused.

An official from City Kotwali police station told PTI that Umesh Kolhe had allegedly shared a post in support of Nupur Sharma on some WhatsApp groups. He mistakenly shared the post on a WhatsApp group where some Muslims, including his clients, were also members.

After this, the prime accused, Irrfan Khan, hatched a plot to eliminate Kolhe and roped in five people.

The killing came a week before Kanhaiya Lal, a tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, was brutally murdered by two Muslim men for supporting Nupur Sharma.

The Supreme Court on Friday came down heavily on Sharma for her remarks against the Prophet, saying her “loose tongue” had “set the entire country on fire” and “she is solely responsible for what is happening in the country”.

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