Up to date: 03 July 2022 18:50 STI
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]July three (ANI): Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday claimed that the killing of a 54-year-old chemist (Umesh Kolhe) in Amravati was a “very severe incident”, including that the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) can be probing the worldwide hyperlink within the case.
“The Amravati incident could be very severe, the killing is barbaric. The accused, the mastermind has been caught. The NIA is probing it and can discover out if there’s any worldwide connection. This was initially portrayed as theft, this may even be investigated,” Fadnavis stated for journalists right this moment in Vidhan Bhavan right this moment.
In the meantime, a district court docket in Amravati has despatched the principle accused and Irfan Sheikh, mastermind of the homicide case to police custody until July 7. The accused, recognized as Irfan Sheikh, was arrested by Amravati police in Nagpur on Sunday.
The six beforehand accused have been recognized as Mudassir Ahmad, 22; Shah Rukh Pathan, 25; Abdul Thoufique, 24; Shoaib Khan, 22; Atib Rashid, 22, and Yusufkan Bahadur Khan, 44.
Irfan Sheikh is the seventh accused to be arrested within the Umesh Kolhe homicide case. The variety of arrests could improve, a police official stated on Sunday.
He was arrested final night time. He’s being interrogated. They’ve a assist group – the Rehbar group. Some individuals associated to them. To date, 7 accused have been arrested. The variety of arrests could improve after the arrest of the principle accused. ”, stated Nilima Araj, police inspector of Kotwali metropolis police station when requested concerning the mastermind of the Amravati homicide.
Investigators up to now consider the chemist was allegedly killed in retaliation for a social media publish supporting BJP’s Nupur Sharma, who had made controversial feedback concerning the Prophet in a televised debate. (ANI)