The homicide of a pharmacist in Maharashtra’s Amravati for allegedly supporting Nupur Sharma has “worldwide ramifications”, the Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) advised a courtroom right here on Friday.
The courtroom prolonged the NIA custody of the seven accused arrested within the case until July 22.
Umesh Kolhe, who ran a medical store, was killed within the Amravati metropolis of jap Maharashtra on the evening of June 21. Police had claimed that he was killed for sharing a submit supporting suspended BJP chief Nupur Sharma’s controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammad.
The grisly incident preceded the same killing of a tailor in Udaipur.
The NIA, which has taken over the probe from Amravati police, produced the accused earlier than the particular courtroom for NIA instances right here on Friday after their preliminary custody ended.
The company sought their custody for an additional eight days.
The case was very critical and had “nationwide in addition to worldwide ramifications,” it stated, including that the motive behind the homicide was to terrorize a piece of society.
The accused had entered right into a conspiracy, and yet another suspect was on the run, the NIA stated.
The accused have been arrested to be taken to Rajasthan for additional probe, it advised the courtroom, with out mentioning the Udaipur incident.
It had obtained information of worldwide calls acquired by three of the accused, the company stated, whereas denying the protection attorneys’ declare that Kolhe’s homicide was the fall-out of a struggle between the chums.
Protection lawyer Sharif Shaikh opposed the extension of remand, stating there have been no cogent grounds. Kolhe’s killing befell earlier than the Udaipur incident, and the central company was attempting to offer it a distinct color, he claimed.
Advocate Ali Kaashif Khan, who represented one other accused, stated it was not a match case for the appliance of the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act.
After listening to the arguments, the courtroom prolonged the custody of the accused.
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