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Pakistani connection emerges: Kanhaiya’s killers visited Karachi in 2014, NIA takes over probe

The murderers are said to have close links with Dawat-e-Islami in Karachi, whose main purpose is to spread the teachings of Quran & Sunnah with the objective of popularizing the Shariah law globally.

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New Delhi: The savage killing of Hindu tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur on Tuesday triggered talks of a bigger plot behind the murder and now an international link has emerged. The murderers Ghous Mohammed & Riyaz Attari have links with Pakistan-based Sunni Islamist organization Dawat-e-Islami and one of them also went to Karachi in 2014.

Rajasthan police chief is said to have confirmed the alleged link between Ghous Mohammed & Pak based extremist outfit.

Ghous Mohammed and Riyaz Attari entered the shop of Kanhaiya Lal on Tuesday impersonating as customers and then within moments unleashed mayhem by attacking the Hindu tailor by attacking him with sharp weapons. The eyewitness claims and post-mortem report bring out gory details of how the tailor was attacked and butchered for sharing a social media post supporting former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma.

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The murderers are said to have close links with Dawat-e-Islami in Karachi, whose main purpose is to spread the teachings of Quran & Sunnah with the objective of popularizing the Shariah law globally. It enjoys considerable support in Pakistan and is a strong votary of blasphemy law. They belong to the Sufi-Barelvi sect of Sunni Islam & were self-radicalized, however investigation is on to find out whether they had links with any extremist Sunni organization in the country. The two have been booked under UAPA and case handed over to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The two accused were arrested by Rajasthan Police by Rajsamand police, while they were fleeing to Ajmer Sharif, reportedly for shooting another video. The Islamists had already distributed the video in their personal groups, which became viral in a matter of minutes.

Earlier in the day, the Home Ministry declared that NIA will take over case and will probe thoroughly international links, if any.

“The involvement of any organisation and international links will be thoroughly investigated, ” the MHA said on Wednesday.

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