More links emerge with Kanpur in the Kamlesh Tiwari murder case following the arrest of the 24-year-old accused Yusuf Khan who allegedly provided the pistol to the shooters. As per reports, Khan had carried out recce in Kanpur which helped the shooters in getting the SIM card for their mobile phones despite never having visited Kanpur earlier. On Yusuf’s directions, they purchased the cards from the shop near Rail Bazaar and boarded the bus from Tat Mill crossroads in Kanpur.
As per reports, Yusuf gave information about Kanpur when he befriended Ashfaq and Moinuddin, who killed Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari last month. Yusuf was well-versed with Kanpur as well as Lucknow and visited Rail Bazaar frequently. That’s when he got to know of the two women who worked at Kanha Telecom. He passed on the information to Ashfaq and Moinuddin and hence, they reached Kanha Telecom as soon as they got off the train in Kanpur.
ATS and the intelligence agencies questioned Yusuf’s friends and relatives for more information. The report further states that Yusuf is constantly changing details about the supplier of pistol and the amount paid. Sometimes he says he paid Rs 20,000 while other times he says he paid Rs 50,000. He is also changing his statement on when he provided the pistol to murderers. Sometimes he says he gave it two years back while sometimes he says he provided the pistol two months back. ATS is now trying to locate his pistol supplier and find out the price that was paid.
On the 18th of October, Hindu activist and leader of the Hindu Samaj Party, Kamlesh Tiwari, was brutally murdered by Jihadis at his office in Lucknow. He was shot and his throat was slit by the murderers. Since then, the investigation has seen numerous developments and various people have been arrested for their involvement in the murder. The two main accused, Moinuddin, along with Ashfaq, were arrested by Gujarat ATS on October 22 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.