Lucknow, October 20: The family members of Kamlesh Tiwari, leader of the Hindu Samaj Party, who was shot dead on October 18, left for Lucknow to meet Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. On Saturday, Tiwari's wife Kiran had threatened to self immolate herself demanding justice for her husband while the family members refused to cremate Tiwari's body and demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should visit them in Sitapur. Sources reveal that the Chief Minister will be meeting the family members at his official residence in Lucknow at 11 am.
According to a tweet by ANI, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) O.P. Singh on Sunday said that the Police has contacted Gujarat and Maharashtra ATS and have also spoken to the woman who was seen in the CCTV footage. Singh said that all aspects of the case are being probed. Yogi Adityanath on Kamlesh Tiwari Murder: 'Attempt to Spread Terror, SIT Will Crackdown on All Culprits'.
On Saturday, a joint team of UP Police, UP Anti-Terror Squad and Gujarat Police had detained three persons from Surat in the brutal daylight murder of former Hindu Mahasabha chief Kamlesh Tiwari at his office in Lucknow. Giving details about the probe, the DGP said, "A joint team of UP and Gujarat Police has detained Maulana Mohsin Sheikh, Faizan and Khurshid Ahmed Pathan and is interrogating them." Singh added that the police initially detained five persons from Surat, but two were released later. Kamlesh Tiwari Murder Case: 'Can't Trust Anyone...Want NIA to Probe Case', Says Son of Killed Hindu Samaj Party Leader.
Here's the tweet:
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 20, 2019
On Friday, the attackers wearing saffron clothes, had walked into Tiwari's office in Khurshid Bagh on the pretext of handing over a box of sweets. When the assailants were inside the office, they opened the box, took out a gun and sprayed bullets at Tiwari and fled. Tiwari was rushed to the hospital but could not be saved. Kamlesh Tiwari Murder Case: Mother of Deceased Blames BJP Leader Shiv Kumar Gupta For His Murder; Watch Video.
Tiwari had in January 2017 formed the Hindu Samaj Party and was known for making controversial remarks. In 2015, he was arrested and the National Security Act (NSA) was slapped on him after he made some controversial statement about Prophet Muhammad.