Medical equipment seller murder case: 2 Doctors, 2 others face preventive action for threat
Nagpur: Days after a businessman involved in trading medical equipment has been allegedly beheaded in Amravati after he was reported to have shared a post in support of the disparaging comments about Prophet Muhammed made by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma, the Amravati police took "preventive action" against four people, two of whom are doctors under section 107 of the CrPC for...
Nagpur: Days after a businessman involved in trading medical equipment has been allegedly beheaded in Amravati after he was reported to have shared a post in support of the disparaging comments about Prophet Muhammed made by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma, the Amravati police took "preventive action" against four people, two of whom are doctors under section 107 of the CrPC for allegedly threatening the practitioner over the latter's social media posts.
The Times of India reports that Amravati police identified those who allegedly intimidated three people for supporting Sharma's remarks. The officials claimed that two of them produced a video apology in response to that. Meanwhile, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is investigating the incident related to the June 21 murder of the medical practitioner, Umesh Kolhe.
The Medical Dialogues team had earlier reported about the killing of Umesh Kolhe who was coming back from his medical shop on the night of June 21 when he was attacked with a sharp weapon and killed. He was riding a scooter and was attacked by three people on a bike.
The police shortly detained Sohail Nadvi, district president of the Popular Front of India, and searched his Chhaya Nagar residence, and the NIA also interrogated him. The police are reportedly looking for Shamim who is identified by them as the eighth accused in Kolhe's murder.
The NIA team along with a few officials who have been camping in Amravati since last week has headed for Mumbai which is 670km away by the road along with the seven men who were arrested in the case. They are required to be produced before a special court in Mumbai on Friday. The seven accused men have been identified as Muddasar Ahmad (22), Shahrukh Pathan (25), Abdul Taufiq (24) Shoaib Khan (22), Atib Rashid (22) and Yusuf Khan (32) and alleged mastermind Shaikh Irfan Shaikh Rahim.
According to sources, the NIA is reportedly gathering evidential information gathered so far about the chemist's murder. The agency is reportedly attempting to figure out if the men received money from outside or had any international contacts, reports the TOI. Further, the NIA has sought the bank details of the men, especially targeting the alleged mastermind, Irfan Khan. Various NIA officials and police teams have been visiting the places where the men used to go frequently.
The NIA had reportedly conducted searches at 13 locations across Maharashtra in connection with the murder of the chemist on Wednesday.
Irfan Sheikh used to run an NGO called Rahbar, and the investigation has revealed that the Sheikh had ordered the accused to kill Kolhe, reports the Hindustan Times. He is reported to have given Rs 10,000 and a bike to four men who worked in his NGO to do the killing. Among the accused persons, one person identified as Yusuf Khan who is a veterinary doctor reportedly shared a good relationship with the victim. They both were members of a WhatsApp group called 'black freedom', in which Kolhe had shared the post in support of Nupur Sharma.
Yusuf was allegedly enraged by the post following which Kolhe began to receive many death threats. The latter was eventually killed. Meanwhile, Kolhe's post-mortem report confirmed that he died of stab injuries sustained on the side of the neck and the wound measured 8cm × 2cm and reached his spine which led to his death.
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