UP CM Yogi Adityanath to meet Kamlesh Tiwari’s family tomorrow, family assured of financial help, security, gun license and job

Kamlesh Tiwari(Source: India Today)

The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath is going to meet the family of the deceased Kamlesh Tiwari by tomorrow evening. Former Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari was yesterday assassinated by two men who entered his house in Lucknow with a gun and a knife concealed in packets of sweets and had brutally murdered him by slashing his throat.

According to reports, the UP CM will meet the family members of late Kamlesh Tiwari at his official residence in Lucknow at 11 AM on Sunday.

The Gujarat ATS had today 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.

Earlier today, 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.


Note: This report has been updated with relevant information

OpIndia Staff: Staff reporter at OpIndia