Lucknow, October 20: The family members of the deceased Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari on Sunday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. On Saturday, Tiwari's wife Kiran had threatened to self-immolate herself demanding justice for the late Hindutva leader. She had also refused to cremate her husband's body until CM meets them. Tiwari was killed in an attack at his office in Lucknow's Naka Hindola area on Friday. Kamlesh Tiwari Murder Case: UP DGP OP Singh Says Police Solved Case in 24 Hours, 5 Detained.
After meeting the Chief Minister, Kiran said, "CM Yogi has assured us that justice will be done. We demanded capital punishment for the murderers. He assured us that they will be punished." Yogi Adityanath on Kamlesh Tiwari Murder: 'Attempt to Spread Terror, SIT Will Crackdown on All Culprits'.
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Earlier, the family had demanded the National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigation in the assassination case saying that they don't trust the state administration. "We want the NIA to investigate the case, we do not trust anyone. My father was killed although he had security guards, how can we possibly trust the administration then?," deceased's son Satyam Tiwari had said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, CM Yogi Adityanath had said that all culprits involved in the murder would be cracked down. "Investigators are swiftly probing the matter and tracing the suspects. The SIT will crack down on all the culprits. No one will be spared," he said.
Tiwari had struck controversy in 2015 when he issued blasphemous statements against Prophet Mohammad. He was jailed by Akhilesh Yadav government but was freed after the National Security Act (NSA) was revoked against him.