New Delhi: A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court sent Riaz Akhtari and Ghaus Mohammed, the two prime accused who killed a tailor Kanhaiya Lal, to 14 days of judicial custody.
Both the accused were produced before the special court amid tight security. The court after hearing the contention sent them to judicial custody.
The sources in the agency said that they received crucial input that both can be attacked by different organizations and hence they decided to produce them before the Udaipur court.
“There are much more involved in the incident. It was a larger conspiracy that was executed in a well-planned manner. The people who are involved in this are yet to be caught. And we don’t want any untoward incident, as we have input that accused might be attacked, hence we have postponed the plan to take them to Delhi,” said the source.
The source said that both had been keeping an eye on the accused for a long time.
Ghaus, in 2014 went to Karachi where he came in contact with the Dawat-e-Islami organization. Since then he was in touch with them.
Both the accused after hacking Kanhaiya Lal to death recorded the video saying they were taking revenge for insulting Islam. Later they posted the video on social media.
In the viral video, one of the two accused could be heard saying, “I will make the video viral when I accomplish my goal to teach a lesson to the accused who has shown disrespect to our God.”
The incident sent panic waves across the country and Rajasthan Government immediately shut down internet service for a day to avoid any untoward incident.
Pakistan rejects reports linking Udaipur murder
Pakistan has rejected Indian media reports insinuating that the murder of a Hindu tailor in Udaipur city was linked to Islamabad.
The Foreign Office (FO) in Islamabad issued a statement in response to reports appearing in a segment of the Indian media regarding investigations into the murder case, Samaa TV reported.
“We have seen reports in a segment of the Indian media referring to investigations into the murder case in Udaipur, mischievously seeking to link the accused individuals, Indian nationals, to an organization in Pakistan,” the FO was quoted as saying.
“We categorically reject any such insinuations, which are typical of the BJP-RSS ‘Hindutva’ driven Indian regime’s attempts at maligning Pakistan including by externalizing their internal issues through pointing of fingers towards Pakistan. Such malicious attempts will not succeed in misleading the people, either in India or abroad.”