Udaipur/Jaipur/New Delhi, Jun 29: The Centre on Wednesday directed the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) to take over the probe into the brutal homicide of a tailor in Udaipur the place curfew remained clamped in seven police station areas whereas cell Web providers had been suspended throughout all 33 districts of Rajasthan following stray incidents of violence.

A day after the horrific homicide of Kanhaiya Lal, the tailor, by two males who had posted movies on-line that mentioned they had been avenging an insult to Islam, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot mentioned his authorities has taken a severe view of the matter, asserting such incidents can’t happen with out involvement of radical parts at nationwide and worldwide ranges.

The physique of Lal was handed over to relations after postmortem on Wednesday.

The funeral procession started amid tight safety from his home in sector 14 in Udaipur with lots of of locals becoming a member of.

Chief of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria additionally visited the home of the tailor.

Gehlot convened a excessive stage assembly of state minister for residence Rajendra Yadav, Chief Secretary Usha Sharma, Extra Chief Secretary Dwelling, DGP, DG Intelligence and different senior officers at midday in Jaipur, official sources mentioned.

Treating the homicide as a terror incident, the Centre directed the NIA to extensively probe the “brutal” homicide, particularly whether or not any organisation and worldwide hyperlinks had been behind the sensational killing.

A spokesperson of the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs mentioned on Twitter that the “MHA has directed the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) to take over the investigation of the brutal homicide of Shri Kanhaiya Lal Teli dedicated at Udaipur, Rajasthan yesterday”.

“The involvement of any organisation and worldwide hyperlinks will probably be completely investigated,” it mentioned.

The Dwelling ministry had rushed a probe crew on Tuesday night time after a preliminary probe steered that the 2 accused, arrested by the Rajasthan Police, had been influenced by the ISIS, a banned terror group.

The Rajasthan Police had introduced a particular investigation crew (SIT) quickly after the arrest of the 2 males, recognized as Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad, in reference to the incident.

In a video clip, Akhtari declared that that they had “beheaded” the person and went on to threaten Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Not directly, the assailants additionally referred to Nupur Sharma, the BJP chief suspended from the occasion over a comment in opposition to Prophet Mohammad.

Lal was not too long ago arrested by the native police over a publish on social media. On June 15, whereas he was on bail, he instructed police that he was receiving menace calls.

The native SHO had summoned each side to the police station and settled the matter, an official mentioned. After the homicide, police suspended an assistant sub inspector for negligence at the moment.

The assailants has entered Lal’s store in Dhan Mandi posing as prospects. Because the tailor took measurements Akhtari attacked him with a cleaver, practically severing his neck. The opposite man shot the brutal homicide together with his cell phone.

The lads fled from the scene and later uploaded this clip on social media. In one other video, the alleged assailant mentioned they “beheaded” the tailor and threatened the prime minister for lighting “this fireplace”.

One more provocative video was recorded on June 17, by which Akhtari mentioned he’ll publish it the day he carries out the homicide. He requested different members of the neighborhood to proceed with comparable assaults.

Police sources mentioned Akhtari works at a neighborhood mosque and the opposite assailant runs a grocery store.

Because the movies circulated on social media, pressure escalated. Shopkeepers in native markets had downed shutters and a mob pelted stones and set two bikes on hearth on Tuesday.

For a number of hours, shopkeepers stopped police from taking away the physique, saying they are going to enable the removing of the corpse solely after the murderers are arrested and compensation — Rs 50 lakh and a authorities job — given to the sufferer’s household. Later, they agreed to assurances given by the authorities.

Curfew remained clamped in seven police station areas of the town and heavy deployment of police has been made.

The assault was condemned by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who mentioned violence and extremism are unacceptable.

“Violence and extremism are unacceptable, it doesn’t matter what! I strongly condemn what occurred in Udaipur. As regulation takes its personal plan of action, I urge everybody to take care of peace.” Banerjee tweeted.

The Bengal Imams Affiliation additionally condemned the incident, and mentioned “no true Muslim” will help such heinous act.

Demanding exemplary punishment for the assailants, Bengal Imams Affiliation Chairman Md Yahia mentioned in a press release {that a} legal, a assassin ought to solely be identified by his crime and both his identify or purported non secular id can’t belittle the severity of the act.

The consultant physique of clerics additionally felt that for the crime of 1 two people a whole neighborhood representing one specific faith or tribe shouldn’t be held accountable.

Islam does not allow taking away the lifetime of a fellow human being, it’s a sin, Yahia added.


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