Ahmedabad: Gujarat ATS, Suratr police and UP police have detained six persons from Surat in connection with murder case of Hindu Samaj Party’s national president Kamlesh Tiwari on Saturday.
Tiwari was killed in Lucknow on Friday by two men who came to his house on the pretext of presenting him Diwali sweets.
According to senior police officers, one of the assailants slit Tiwari’s throat while the other fired at him.
Kamlesh received a call around 11am on Friday and an hour later two saffron-clad men walked up to his first-floor office.
One of the assailants asked Tewari’s aide, Saurashtrajeet Singh, to buy cigarettes from the market while they offered a sweet packet with a Surat address to the self-proclaimed Hindu Mahasabha leader. When his aide returned, he found Tewari lying with his throat slit and his body ruptured with wounds.
Cops managed to get the CCTV footage of the assailants who had purchased a sweet box from Dharti Sweet Mart at Udhna in Surat.
Police said while six suspects were being questioned, their teams were looking for the two assailants who murdered Tiwari.
The accused arrested in Gujarat have been identified as Maulana Mohsin Sheikh (24) Rasheed Ahmed Pathan (23) and Faizan (21).
“We were confident we would solve the case in 24 hours and we have done so. Based on clues we formed small teams and fanned out to UP and elsewhere. From the beginning we had a hunch this was related to Gujarat,” DGP OP Singh said today.
“We found a sweet box at the incident spot and we found many clues in it. I spoke to the Gujarat DGP and we sent our team there. There was strong coordination between the Gujarat police and us,” he continued, adding, “Two other accused who carried out the incident in Lucknow… trying to arrest them soonest”.