The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested one more person from Bareilly in connection with the murder case of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari.
The accused, identified as Kamran, allegedly helped the assailants – Moinuddin and Ashfaq, in trying to escape to Nepal. He works in the travel agency of Naved, another accused who has been arrested after it was revealed that he had harboured the two killers, Ashfaq and Moinuddin, and had helped them cross the border into Nepal.
On 18th October 2019, Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari was brutally murdered for his comments in 2015 where he had allegedly called Prophet Muhammad gay. The Uttar Pradesh police and Gujarat ATS sprung into action to blow the lid off a Surat-based Jihadi group that was indoctrinated by one of the accused who planned the murder, Maulana Mohsin Sheikh.
The two main accused, Moinuddin, along with Ashfaq, were arrested by Gujarat ATS on October 22 from Gujarat-Rajasthan border after being on the run for four days. While Moinuddin worked as Zomato delivery boy, Ashfaq, second man arrested for the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, worked as a medical representative in a pharma company. He had forged his colleague’s Aadhaar to pose as Rohit Solanki, a Hindu rights activist, to gain the trust of Tiwari.
During the interrogation which lasted over six hours, the two radical Islamists had given away their malicious intention and gory details of the gruesome murder of the former Hindu Mahasabha leader who was assassinated at his Lucknow office on October 18, 2019.
It has also been revealed now that Ashfaq and Moinuddin wanted to video record the murder of Tiwari and use it to send a message to warn anyone who dares to ‘Insult Islam’.
Recently, it was also revealed that the murderers were in touch with 72 radicals through WhatsApp who played an equally important role in hatching the well-plotted conspiracy.