NIA to probe Amravati killing, police say ‘mastermind’ among 2 new arrests

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With investigations pointing to similarities between the two killings in Udaipur and Amravati — like the tailor in Rajasthan, the chemist in Maharashtra is also suspected to have been targeted for his social media post supporting BJP’s Nupur Sharma — the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday handed over the Amravati case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
As reported by The Indian Express, Umesh Prahladrao Kolhe, a 54-year-old chemist, was killed in Maharashtra’s Amravati district on June 21, allegedly for circulating a social media post supporting Nupur Sharma on WhatsApp.
While five persons were arrested earlier, police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of two more suspects – Irfan Khan, 35, the alleged mastermind who runs an NGO, and Yusuf Khan, 44, a veterinary doctor.
While Irfan was arrested from Nagpur on Saturday night, Yusuf was picked up from Amravati on Friday night.
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Police said Irfan is the convenor of a registered NGO that runs a helpline called “Rahebar”. The Facebook page of the NGO says that it works to “rehabilitate differently able(d) people from the underprivileged segment”.
Confirming Irfan’s arrest and identifying him as the “mastermind”, Arti Singh, Police Commissioner, Amravati City, said, “We are checking his NGO’s banking transactions.”
Police said at least four of the five arrested earlier were Irfan’s friends, and volunteered with his NGO. Irfan is alleged to have planned the killing, assigned specific tasks to the suspects, and provided logistical support like vehicle and cash.
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