[Watch] Two Accused For Beheading Udaipur Tailor Shifted To Ajmer High-Security Jail

New Delhi: The two men, who beheaded a tailor in Udaipur, were brought to Ajmer’s high-security Jail on the night of June 30 T.

A video of the duo, Mohammed Riyaz Akhtari and Ghaus Mohammed attacking 47-year-old Kanhaiya Lal with a sharp-edged weapon went viral. Ghaus recorded the crime on his mobile phone. The victim reportedly had recently shared a social media post in support of Nupur Sharma- former BJP leader who had made controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

Riyaz and Ghaus were arrested from Bhim in the Rajsamand district of Rajasthan. Kanhaiya Lal was cremated on Wednesday (July 29) in Udaipur.


Rajasthan Police on Wednesday said that the main accused involved in the killing of the tailor in Udaipur were in touch with Pakistan-based organisation Dawat-e-Islami and one of them also went to Karachi in Pakistan in 2014 to meet the organisation.

According to Rajasthan Director General of Police (DGP) ML Lather, besides the main accused, police have also taken three other people into our custody, with whom they were in contact. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday took over the investigation of the brutal murder.

As per the agency, the accused, both residents of Udaipur, will be questioned at NIA’s Jaipur office and not be brought to Delhi. NIA’s six to 10-member team under the supervision of an Inspector General and a Deputy Inspector General rank officer is probing the matter, and a series of raids will be conducted as per inputs, said the officer.

The anti-terror agency has filed a First Information Report (FIR) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act as well as various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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