Udaipur beheading: NIA makes 7th arrest, accused close aide of Riyaz Attari

All the arrested persons are in the custody of the NIA.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Sunday, July 10, 2022, 06:01 PM IST
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Udaipur beheading: NIA makes 7th arrest, accused close aide of Riyaz Attari | Photo: ANI

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested the seventh person in connection with the killing of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Rajasthan's Udaipur last month.

The arrested man has been identified as Farhad Mohammad Sheikh. He was a close associate of Riyaz Attari, who is one of the main accused in the case, the NIA said.

Kanhaiya had been beheaded by two Muslim men in Udaipur last month in an act of apparent revenge over his posts in favour of suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma who had earlier made controversial remarks about Prophet Muhammad.

Meanwhile, all the arrested persons are in the custody of the NIA.

Sachin Pilot demands death penalty for culprits

Senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Friday met the family of Kanhaiya Lal and demanded death penalty for the culprits. He also called for a speedy trial in the case.

Responding to a question on the failure of the intelligence system, Pilot said the entire matter is being investigated by the NIA and action will be taken according to the outcome of the probe.

Pilot further said that proper security arrangements have been made for Lal's family and they will be provided all possible help.

(With IANS inputs)

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