Riyaz Jabbar and Ghaus Mohammad
Riyaz Jabbar and Ghaus MohammadIANS

Kanhaiya Lal murder: Udaipur top cops removed, accused shifted to Ajmer jail

Jaipur, July 1, 2022

In a major reshuffle over the alleged negligence by police in the Kanhaiya Lal murder case , the Rajasthan government has removed the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Udaipur and the Inspector General (IG) of Udaipur Range.

Prafulla Kumar, who is heading the SIT set up to investigate the murder, has been made the new IG.

Meanwhile, the killers Ghaus Mohammad and Riyaz Jabba have been shifted from Udaipur to Ajmer's high security jail.

At the same time, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) team reached Kanpur on Thursday night to investigate further in the case and raided several places.

Internet srvices remained suspended in Rajasthan for the fourth day on Friday. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code has also been clamped for a month to prevent violence.

On Thursday night, the police arrested two more accused, Mohsin and Asif, allegedly involved in the conspiracy to murder. Three others have also been detained and were being interrogated. A case has also been registered in this murder case under the Arms Act.

The SIT will interrogate both the accused Ghaus Mohammad and Riyaz Jabbar on Friday. Udaipur district court on Thursday sent them to judicial custody for 14 days.

The killers Gauss and Riyaz Jabbar after being shifted from Udaipur to Ajmer's High Security Jail have been kept in different barracks.

On Friday, many towns, including Sikar, Dausa and Barmer observed "bandh" (general strike) in protest against the brutal murder. At the same time, Kota and Alwar will observe bandhs on July 2.


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