NIA head briefs Amit Shah about murders in Udaipur and Amravati
5 July, 2022 | Riya Girdhar
The home ministry turned over both cases to the NIA.
The head of the anti-terror investigative agency NIA visited Amit Shah on Monday and briefed him on the status of ongoing investigations into the deaths of two persons in Rajasthan’s Udaipur and Maharashtra’s Amravati, sources said.
Officials said the head of the anti-terror probe agency NIA visited Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday and briefed him on the progress of the continuing investigations into the killings of two persons in Rajasthan’s Udaipur and Maharashtra’s Amravati.
Dinkar Gupta, Director General of the National Investigation Agency, met with the home minister for 40 minutes at his North Block office, when the former is claimed to have briefed him on the two cases under investigation.
The beheading of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur and the fatal stabbing of Umesh Kolhe in Amravati were allegedly carried out by persons seeking “revenge” on the victims for their support for now-removed BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma following her controversial comments about Prophet Mohammed.
As many as five people were arrested in connection with Lal’s murder, while the NIA sought custody of four of the seven people charged in the Kolhe case on Monday.
While Lal was slain on June 28 by two men who also filmed the event, Kolhe was murdered on June 21 in Amravati.