Hathras Shooting: NSA Invoked Against Samajwadi Party Leader Accused Of Sexual Assault, Murder Of Victim’s Father

Hathras Shooting: NSA Invoked Against Samajwadi Party Leader Accused Of Sexual Assault, Murder Of Victim’s FatherUttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday (2 March) instructed officials to invoke the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against all the four accused in the murder of Hathras resident Amrish Sharma, reports ANI.

"Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directs officials to take strict action in the matter. He has also given directions to invoke the National Security Act against all the accused involved in the case," the Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said in a statement.

Amrish Sharma was shot dead by Gaurav Sharma, the prime accused in the case, and his friends on Monday at around 4 pm. Amrish had filed a molestation case against Gaurav Sharma in July 2018 for allegedly molesting his daughter at a village in the Sasni police station area.

A look at the Facebook profile of Gaurav Sharma reveals that he is a member of Samajwadi Party.

Hathras Shooting: NSA Invoked Against Samajwadi Party Leader Accused Of Sexual Assault, Murder Of Victim’s Father

"During the investigation, it came to light that in July 2018, Amrish Sharma had filed a case of molestation against Gaurav Sharma, who was sent to jail but he came out on bail after one month. Both the families were having a dispute since then," Vineet Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (SP) Hathras stated.

Speaking about the incident, the police official added, "The wife and the aunt of the main accused Gaurav Sharma and both daughters of deceased had gone to temple in the village. They had an argument there over the old case. The accused and the Amrish Sharma came there later where they argued and the accused shot the latter, who died while being taken to hospital."

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