The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Friday filed a chargesheet in opposition to 11 individuals in reference to the homicide of Amravati-based pharmacist Umesh Kolhe who had shared social media posts supporting BJP chief Nupur Sharma.
The company within the chargesheet claimed that the accused had shaped a terrorist gang to take revenge on Kolhe after he shared a WhatsApp put up in help of Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks on Prophet Mohammad.
These named within the chargesheet, filed earlier than a particular NIA court docket, have been Mudassir Ahmed, Shahrukh Kha, Abdul Shaikh, Mohammad Shoeb, Atib Rashid, Yusuf Khan, Irfan Khan, Abdul Arbaz, Mushifique Ahmad, Shaikh Shakil, and Shahim Ahemad. All have been arrested.
The court docket allowed the company’s request to proceed the investigation in opposition to two absconding accused.
The chargesgeet added that the accused, working with “frequent intention” brutally killed Kolhe within the Ghantaghar space of japanese Maharashtra’s Amravati metropolis on June 21, 2022, with an intention to strike terror among the many folks.
The case was initially probed by the native police, however NIA took over the investigation on July 2 on the course of the Ministry of Residence Affairs.
The accused have been charged below Indian Penal Code sections 120B (felony conspiracy), 302 (homicide), 341 (wrongful restraint), 153 A (selling enmity), 201 (disappearance of proof), 506 (felony intimidation) in addition to provisions of the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.
Umesh Kolhe Homicide
Umesh Kolhe was stabbed to dying at round 10.30 pm on June 21 close to Ghantaghar within the Shyam Chowk space of Amravati. In response to the police, he was stabbed within the neck by the assailants who rode a bike when he was returning residence on his two-wheeler after closing his medical store.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Vikram Sali informed the media that on the face of it, the killing was linked to sure posts that Kolhe had shared in WhatsApp teams, supporting Nupur Sharma who was suspended by the BJP for making controversial feedback about Prophet Mohammad.
The killing in Amravati had taken place every week earlier than two males hacked to dying a tailor in Rajasthan’s Udaipur earlier than posting movies on-line saying that they have been avenging an insult to Islam. The NIA can be probing the killing of the Udaipur tailor, Kanhaiya Lal.
(With PTI Inputs)