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Published On: Sat, Oct 19th, 2019

Kamlesh Tiwari accused RSS-BJP conspiring to ‘kill’ him

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download (2)LUCKNOW : In a video that surfaced online on Saturday, Kamlesh Tiwari, the slain president of little-known outfit Hindu Samaj Party, is seen badly slamming the RSS-BJP people (“Sangh aur Bhajpa le log”) for allegedly conspiring to kill him and calling them “haramkhor” (bastards).
This is purportedly the last video shot by Tiwari in which he is also accusing the Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government of withdrawing his security.
“If Sangh (RSS) or BJP office bearers or workers die, I never think that I should remain silent because the victims belonged to the Sangh. I only think that they are Hindus. Even if I go to jail, even if these people may well hatch conspiracies against me, but I still feel for their workers and I go out fighting for them,” a visibly upset Tiwari is seen as saying in the video.
“…I come out fighting even for these bastards (‘haramkhoro ke liye’) who are after my life, who hatch conspiracies to kill me…My security has been withdrawn (sic) as soon as Yogi (Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath) government came to power,” he further says.
“But I am still fighting and showing them that I am fighting on my own strength and I will keep fighting for the Hindus,” he concludes. Tiwari was murdered at his home at Khursheda Bagh in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow on Friday afternoon. The police on Saturday arrested three persons in connection with the murder and termed the incident as “radical killing”.He is said to be killed in connection with a 2015 hate speech against Muslims.

However, Tiwari’s mother questioned the official stand and demanded to know as to why her son was killed now when the BJP government is in power in Uttar Pradesh though he was safe during the “Azam Khan’s” (Samajwadi Party government) time. The BJP replaced the Akhilesh Yadav led Samajwadi Party government in the state in 2017.
Meanwhile, The mother of Kamlesh Tiwari, the leader of a political party in Uttar Pradesh who was killed at his house in Lucknow on Friday, has alleged he was killed by a local politician over a land dispute. His son, Satyam Tiwari, has said he does not “trust anyone” and wants the anti-terror National Investigation Agency to probe the case.
“No one asked me what I feel, who I suspect. He (local politician) got my son killed. He is a land mafia. We had a dispute over a temple land,” Kamlesh Tiwari’s mother, Kusum, told reporters outside her house. When reporters asked Uttar Pradesh Police chief OP Singh about Kusum Tiwari’s allegations at a press conference, Mr Singh declined to comment.
Five people have been arrested for the murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, the UP Police chief Mr Singh said today. Three were arrested in Gujarat in a joint operation between the police of the two states. The two others are Muslim clerics from western UP’s Bijnor district. They were named in a First Information Report (FIR) filed by Kamlesh Tiwari’s wife. Two more accused, those believed to have carried out the attack, are on the run.
The men arrested in Gujarat have been identified as Maulana Mohsin Sheikh, 24, Rasheed Ahmed Pathan, 23, and Faizan, 21. The clerics are Maluana Anwar-Ul Haq and Mufti Naeem Kazmin, according to news agency ANI. Police believe Rasheed Pathan was the mastermind, while Faizan bought a box of sweets the killers used to gain entry into Mr Tiwari’s house.
“We want the National Investigation Agency to probe the case. We do not trust anyone. My father was killed although he had security guards. How can we possibly trust the administration then?” Satyam Tiwari said. Kamlesh Tiwari, 43, was a leader of the Hindu Samaj Party. His throat was cut and he was shot multiple times by a group at his house in Lucknow.
Kamlesh Tiwari had been provided with armed security – two gunners and a guard – by a local police station. On the day of his murder, the gunners were absent. The police said the guard stopped the suspects at the gate and only allowed them through after checking with Mr Tiwari.
“I don’t know if the men arrested murdered my father or if someone else did and innocent people are being framed. If these are the actual culprits and the police have video evidence, the NIA should take over the probe.
OP Singh said investigations have ruled out any terror angle and that the main focus of the killing was a defamatory comment Mr Tiwari allegedly made about Prophet Mohammad in 2015. The police said that in 2016, one of the clerics named in the FIR had placed a bounty of Rs. 51 lakh on Kamlesh Tiwari’s life over that alleged remark.
(With inputs from ANI

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