New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested the absconding accused in connection with the murder of drug peddler Umesh Kolhe in Maharashtra’s Amaravati district from the court premises in Mumbai. However, the accused’s lawyer says his client has come to surrender before the special judge hearing the case.
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- The accused had come to surrender
- The lawyer said it was an illegal arrest
- The murder took place on June 21
The accused had come to surrender
At the same time, 11 people have been arrested in this case so far. The NIA, which is probing the case, recently announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for information on accused Shaheem Ahmed Firoz Ahmed. Ali Kasib Khan, the lawyer of the accused, said that when he came to surrender before the special judge hearing the case, he was kept and arrested in the court premises.
The lawyer said it was an illegal arrest
The lawyer said the investigating agency had arrested the accused while the surrender application was pending. Khan said Ahmed’s arrest was arbitrary and illegal. Confirming Ahmed’s arrest, the NIA said he played a key role in the assassination plot. Ahmed (22), a resident of Zakir Colony in eastern Maharashtra’s Amaravati city, was absconding after the case was registered three months ago, the agency said.
The NIA has so far arrested 11 people in the Kolhe murder case.
The murder took place on June 21
Notably, on June 21, Kolhe, a 54-year-old drug dealer, was murdered in Amaravati, eastern Maharashtra. The killing took place after he shared a post on social media in support of suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nubur Sharma for making controversial remarks against Prophet Muhammad. The case was first investigated by the Amaravati police and later handed over to the NIA.