A court in Jaipur on Saturday sent all four arrested accused in the Udaipur tailor’s murder case to a 10-day remand to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). When the accused were being taken back in a police vehicle amid heavy security, a mob of agitated lawyers tried to attack them and tore the clothes of one of the four accused. The lawyers raised slogans and demanded capital punishment for them.
“The court ordered police remand till July 12,” a lawyer said. Before presenting all the accused in court, a police team from Jaipur took the accused — Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad and their accomplices Asif and Mohseen — to the office of the Anti-Terrorism Squad’s (ATS) Special Operations Group.
Additional police force were deployed at the court as well as in city areas for security reasons. There were heavy police arrangements on the court premises and agitated lawyers raised slogans like “Pakistan Murdabad” and “Kanhaiya ke hatyaron ko fansi do” (give death sentence to Kanhaiya’s killers).
#WATCH | Udaipur murder incident: Accused attacked by an angry crowd of people while being escorted by police outside the premises of NIA court in Jaipur
All the four accused were sent to 10-day remand to NIA by the NIA court, today pic.twitter.com/1TRWRWO53Z
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According to PTI sources, the NIA has collected all documentary evidence from the ATS.
Akhtari and Mohammad allegedly killed Udaipur-based tailor named Kanhaiya Lal with a cleaver at his shop on June 28 for supporting now suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma, and posted videos online saying they are avenging “an insult to Islam”.
Akhtari and Ghouse were arrested by the Rajasthan Police on the day of the incident while Mohsin and Asif were nabbed two days later. The latter two have been accused of being involved in the conspiracy and carrying out a recce of Kanhaiya Lal’s shop.
(with inputs from PTI)