NIA’s ninth arrest in Kanhaiya Lal murder case IG News

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency has arrested Muslim Khan, the alleged conspirator in the brutal murder of a tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, in the ninth arrest by the central agency in the case, officials said.

The agency said that 41-year-old Khan alias Muslim Raza, a resident of Pratapgarh in Rajasthan, played an “active role” in the conspiracy.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made nine arrests in the case since taking over the probe on June 29, with the last arrest on July 21, when Mohammad Javed, a resident of Khedadiwala, a Sindhi government haveli, was taken into custody.

Tailor Kanhaiya Lal was murdered on June 28 with a cleaver inside his tailoring shop in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The gruesome attack by Riyaz Akhtari on the tailor was recorded by Ghaus Mohammad on a mobile phone and the video was posted online.

In another video, the duo said that they killed Lal to avenge the alleged insult to Islam. Both were arrested hours after the murder.

The NIA said that the two wanted to “spread terror among the people across the country” through the heinous act. Both had posted a video online claiming responsibility for the attack and also threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Said it.

Officials said the agency is probing the role of “local self-radicalisation gangs” and their possible international links, even as preliminary investigations suggest that more people may be involved in the plot to kill Lal. Huh.

NIA officials said that both became members of Pakistan-based Sunni Islamic organization Dawat-e-Islami through a mobile application and one of them was in touch with some people in Pakistan. However, he said it was too early to draw any conclusions.

The Karachi-based Dawat-e-Islami website, however, states that it is a “global non-political Islamic organization working for the propagation of the Quran and Sunnah around the world” and that it was established in 1981.


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