The family of Hindu Samaj Party chief Kamlesh Tiwari, who was killed last week at his residence in Lucknow, has demanded capital punishment for the killers. Tiwari’s wife Kusum said that though she was satisfied with the investigation in the case, she wants death penalty for the killers of her husband.
Earlier on Tuesday, two main accused in the murder case -- Ashfaq Hussain Jakirhussain Shaikh (34) and Moinuddin Khurshid Pathan (27) -- were arrested by Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from the Gujarat-Rajasthan border.
Gujarat police arrested three men on Saturday after a joint operation with UP Police. Two others - Muslim clerics - were arrested from western UP's Bijnor district after being named in a First Information Report (FIR) filed by Kamlesh Tiwari's wife
According to available CCTV footage, two men, wearing saffron-coloured kurtas, were seen going towards Tiwari’s residence. The police said Tiwari was already provided security and one of the guards stationed outside his house had allowed the two accused inside after receiving confirmation from the leader. Deputy General of Police OP Singh said the Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed and the case will be cracked soon.
Kamlesh Tiwari was allegedly hacked to death by unknown assailants at his Lucknow office on Friday. Tiwari was the national president of Hindu Samaj Party. He also served as former president of Hindu Mahasabha.