The Uttar Pradesh ATS has arrested a cleric from Bareilly, alleged to be in touch with the killers of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari.
The cleric is being brought to Lucknow for interrogation. The ATS and STF had tracked the location of the assailants, Moinuddin and Ashfaq, to Bareilly, Moradabad and Shahjahanpur.
Sources said that the two assailants had met the cleric when they visited Bareilly after the murder on Friday last. The cleric is said to have provided logistical support to them.
The investigating agencies have so far arrested seven persons in connection with the murder of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari, who was brutally murdered at his Lucknow residence on 18 October.
On Monday (21 October), the UP police brought three accused, Faizan Yunus (21), Maulana Mohsin Sheikh (24) and Rashid Ahmad alias Rashid Pathan (23), in the murder case to Lucknow after procuring their 72-hour transit from a Gujarat court. The Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) had arrested them on the intervening night of 18 and 19 October for their links with the murder of the Hindu leader.
(With Inputs from IANS)
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