Killers of Hindu leader Kamlesh Tiwari arrested in Gujarat

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Tuesday arrested, two people suspected to be behind last week’s killing of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari, from the Gujarat Rajasthan border.

The arrest was made from Shamlaji confirmed DIG ATS Gujarat Himanshu Shukla who led a team comprising ACP BP Rojiya and ACP BH Chavda.

According to the Gujarat Police, the ATS arrested the two suspects – identified as Ashfaqhussain Jakirhussain Shaikh, 34, and Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan, 27, both residents of Surat – from Shamlaji near the Gujarat-Rajasthan border. The ATS said that the duo were on the way to Gujarat after having reached Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur from Nepal. The ATS officials said that Shaikh worked as a medical representative, while Pathan worked as a food delivery boy.

On the reasons for the murder, the ATS said primary investigation reveals that they had committed the crime “in retribution to purported statements by Tiwari”.

The Gujarat ATS team, led by DIG Himanshu Shukla, said that the two were “apprehended on the basis of technical and physical surveillance mounted on their family members and acquaintances”.

“The two had approached their family members and acquaintances for more funds after the money they had on them was finished,” the ATS said.

A day after the murder of Tiwari, the ATS had arrested three persons in connection with the case. According to the Gujarat Police, the two arrested accused will be handed over to the UP Police.