Kamlesh Tiwari case: Woman seen in CCTV footage identified as Shahnaz Bano, police rules out her involvement in murder

Shahnaz Bano in CCTV footage with the suspects who brutally murdered Kamlesh Tiwari

As per reports, the woman who was seen in the CCTV footage of Kamlesh Tiwari murder case suspects, is one Shahnaz Bano. The police, upon initial investigation, has reportedly ruled out her involvement in the murder. As per Live Hindustan, Shahnaz Bano is a resident of Mandiya and was in Ganeshganj to campaign for an upcoming bypoll. The two suspects reportedly asked her way to Khurshedbag Colony. The police and STF interrogated her and ruled out her involvement in the brutal murder of Kamlesh Tiwari.

Late night on Friday, hours after Tiwari was assassinated at his office in Lucknow, CCTV footage revealed murder suspects walking toward his office. Two men and a woman, now identified as Shahnaz Bano, wearing orange clothes were seen walking toward Tiwari’s office.

At one point in the video, the man on the left turns back and appears to be speaking to Shahnaz Bano. The family of the woman claims that after the CCTV footage of Kamlesh Tiwari murder suspects went viral, they only approached the police.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet Tiwari’s kin today at 11 AM. The Gujarat ATS has also arrested three youth Khurshid Pathan, Faizan Pathan and Mohsin Sheikh from Surat who had reportedly confessed to the crime of murdering Kamlesh Tiwari in his residence. On Saturday, UP DGP OP Singh had informed in a press conference that the three suspects and the two killers were all radicalised and they had planned Tiwari’s murder because of the remarks he had made in 2015, calling Prophet Muhammad gay.

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However, casting aspersions on those arrested, Kamlesh’s son Satyam Tiwari said that the video footage of these three accused should be matched with those who entered their house and killed his father. He further said that his family’s demand is to have an NIA probe and they have no trust over the state administration.

The Lucknow divisional commissioner Mukesh Meshram met with the bereaved family members of slain Kamlesh Tiwari, assuring the family of security and financial aid. “We have taken their demands into consideration. A meeting with UP CM Yogi Adityanath has been fixed for the family. We are ensuring their security and recommending a government residence for them,” he added.

He further said that a gun will be provided to the eldest son of Kamlesh Tiwari for self-defence. “A licensed weapon will be provided to the eldest son for self-defence. He’ll also be recommended for a job. They will be helped with monetary assistance. The investigation into Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder is currently underway,’ he said.

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