The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered an FIR in connection with the murder of a chemist in Amravati. Describing the murder as a terrorist act, it has been written that it was done with the aim of terrorizing ‘a section of the people of India’.
The agency will now try to find out whether this conspiracy was hatched in the country or there are international links behind it. At the same time, the police has talked about the arrest of the ‘mastermind’ of this murder.
The chemist was murdered on June 21
Amravati-based chemist Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe was murdered on June 21.
He was on his way home from his shop, during this time the assailants who came on the bike on the way stabbed him with a knife. Kolhe died during treatment.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Kolhe was murdered by the accused who were angry over posting in support of Nupur Sharma.
Names of the accused involved in the FIR
In the FIR registered on Saturday night, the NIA has named Mudassir Ahmed, Shahrukh Pathan, Abdul Tawfiq, Shoaib Khan, Ateeb Rashid, Yusuf Khan, Shaheem Ahmed and Irrfan Khan among others.
It is further written that the accused have carried out the murder by hatching a big conspiracy. Their motive was to create terror among the people of a section of the country and to increase enmity on the basis of religion.
Only yesterday, the Ministry of Home Affairs had handed over the investigation of this matter to the NIA.
Seven people including ‘mastermind’ arrested
Five accused had already been arrested in this case and on Saturday, the police arrested two other accused as well.
On Saturday, 35-year-old Irrfan Khan and 44-year-old veterinary doctor Yusuf Khan were arrested. The police is calling Irfan the ‘mastermind’ of this attack.
Officials said that Irfan runs an NGO. The bank account of the NGO will be checked. Some of the accused have worked in this NGO.
What are the allegations against Irfan and Yusuf?
According to the Indian Express , Irfan is accused of allegedly planning the murder, handing over suspects to it, providing vehicles and cash. At the same time, it is being told about the role of Yusuf Khan that he did the work of ‘provocation’.
The police officer said that Yusuf had shared the post against Kolhe in a WhatsApp group. This enraged the accused and they killed Kolhe.
Agencies are investigating the links of Udaipur and Amravati massacre
Just a week after Kolhe’s murder, a tailor was killed by beheading in Udaipur, Rajasthan. The accused in this murder were also angry with Taylor’s support of Nupur.
Investigating agencies are finding many similarities between these two incidents and they are trying to find out their links.
NIA is also investigating the Udaipur murder case. The links of the accused in Taylor’s murder to a Pakistani organization are coming to the fore.