Calling the “beheading” of an Udaipur tailor by two males over a controversial social media publish as an act of terrorism, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot Wednesday mentioned the police have booked the accused underneath stringent Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
“The Udaipur homicide was meant to unfold terror. Info has additionally surfaced that the killers have contacts overseas,” Gehlot mentioned.
The chief minister’s assertion comes in opposition to the backdrop of the Union Dwelling Ministry handing over the case to the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA).
“The case shall be investigated by the NIA and the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Rajasthan Police will absolutely cooperate with the probe company,” Gehlot mentioned whereas chairing a excessive degree assembly in Jaipur over the Udaipur incident.
In the meantime, one of many two prime accused had hyperlinks with the Pakistan-based Dawat-e-Islami organisation and had visited Karachi in 2014, Director Normal of Police (DGP) M L Lather mentioned throughout a presser at state capital.
The police have detained three extra folks in reference to the killing , the DGP added.
Curfew stays imposed in areas falling underneath the boundaries of at the very least seven police stations of Udaipur the place two males, recognized as Mohammad Riyaz and Ghouse Mohammad, hacked 45-year-old tailor Kanhaiya Lal in his store on Tuesday and posted a video on-line of the incident claiming that the act was in retaliation for the sufferer sharing remarks made by BJP’s former spokesperson Nupur Sharma on the Prophet. They even issued loss of life threats to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sharma.
Lal was cremated on Wednesday within the presence of a lot of folks.
Stray incidents of violence had been witnessed in Udaipur, the place web companies stay suspended.
(With ENS/PTI inputs)