As the agency was waiting to formally take over the murder investigation on the instructions of the Union Home Minister Amit ShahThe Amravati police initially objected to the allegations that the case was “pressurised”. police commissioner Aarti Singh Kolhe’s murder pointed to the arrest of two suspects within days, although there is likely a link between the crime and the victim’s support of former BJP spokesperson Nupur. Sharma Didn’t know at that time.
Singh said the eighth suspect in the case has been identified as Shamim. “Kolhe murder case will be handed over to NIA by Tuesday morning.”
Earlier in the day, the police got permission from a local court to investigate a non-cognizable offense registered against a caller who had taken to social media to support Sharma in the wake of the backlash against his remarks on the Prophet. A man was allegedly threatened. The complainant, one of the three people who received such threats from unknown callers, posted an apology video.
Police are trying to find out if there is an alleged mastermind behind Kolhe’s murder. irfan khan, was behind the threatening calls. The police commissioner said that of the three people from Amravati who had received threats allegedly for supporting Sharma, two were unwilling to file a complaint.
The NIA team is planning to return to Mumbai within a day of the police formally completing the handover. An officer of the rank of deputy IGP in the agency is camping in Amaravati to take the seven arrested suspects to Mumbai and produce them in a special court later this week.
Sources said all the arrested suspects – Irfan, Yusuf, Mudassir Ahmed, Shahrukh Pathan, Abdul Tawfiq, Atib Rashid and Shoaib Khan – have already been questioned by the NIA in the last two days. His financial transactions and banking details are being probed for terror funding links.
On the allegation that the police did not investigate the matter properly until it exploded, Singh said, “Initially we worked on different theories, and there was no evidence to link the murder to the murder.” was. Nupur Sharma Conflict. Kolhe’s family members did not speak of the threats over the phone or through WhatsApp and Facebook. It was a blind case for us then.”
He denied that the police had come up with robbery as the motive for the crime. “In that case, we will apply the relevant sections of the law.”
Singh claimed that the police was questioning the accused Dr Yusuf Khan, whom Kolhe knew for years from day one as there were financial transactions between them.
“Since the matter is sensitive, we do not want to comment in haste. “If we wanted to suppress the case, we would not have arrested two accused immediately, two more the next day and one each last Friday and Saturday. We have now identified the eighth.”
The police commissioner also said that the police have not yet found any link between the murder of Kolhe and the murder of a tailor in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Apart from the UAPA, the police have added two charges – hurting religious sentiments and inciting disharmony – against seven people who slit Kolhe’s neck for allegedly sharing messages supporting Sharma on a WhatsApp group.