Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has strongly supported his state police’s findings in Hindu Samaj Party (HSP) leader Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder saying the truth in the case is “almost out”.
He said the allegation levelled by deceased Tiwari’s mother that a local BJP leader was involved in her son’s killing over a land dispute must have been made in “anguish”.
Tiwari, 45, earlier associated with a faction of the Hindu Mahasabha, was killed at his home in Lucknow on Friday. Five people were detained, including three in Gujarat’s Surat, in connection with his murder.
Uttar Pradesh police had said on Saturday that the suspects were “radicalised” and appeared to have targeted him for his inflammatory remarks made in 2015.
Talking to reporters at the BJP office in Indore, Maurya said, “Kamlesh Tiwari murder case has been cracked. The truth of this incident has almost come out before the country.”
Tiwari’s mother Kusuma has accused a local BJP leader of killing her son over a land dispute.
When asked about this, Maurya said, “Tiwari might have had enmity with someone. But this is a different side. Tiwari’s mother is definitely in great anguish. We respect her.”
“Tiwari’s murder is being investigated very closely. I think the culprits who killed him will be sent to the gallows. Uttar Pradesh Police will take all necessary steps in this direction,” he said.