In a major development in the murder case of Kamlesh Tiwari, who was the former leader of the Hindu Mahasabha, a Gujarat court on Sunday (20 October) granted Uttar Pradesh police a 72-hour long transit remand of the three accused in the case, reports Asian News International (ANI).
The development comes after a joint team of the Uttar Pradesh police and Gujarat police had on Saturday (19 October) nabbed the three accused identified as Maulana Mohsin Sheikh (24), Khurshid Ahmed Pathan (23) and Faizan (21) from Surat for their involvement in the murder of the Hindu leader.
Earlier on Friday (18 October), Tiwari had been brutally murdered at his Lucknow residence. He was stabbed multiple times, shot with a gun and his throat was slit. The former Hindu Mahasabha leader was rushed to hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The attackers had managed to run off the crime scene. It should be noted that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to investigate into the murder, given the deceased was also a appellant in the high-profile and much-awaited Ayodhya land title suit case, on which the Supreme Court in set to announce the verdict soon.
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