Bengaluru: The investigations related to the gruesome murder of Kamlesh Tiwari, former president of Hindu Mahasabha have intensified. He was stabbed and shot to death by two unidentified assailants on Friday. 

Today, UP DGP OP Singh addressed the media in this regard. 

He said, "A joint team of UP and Gujarat Police has detained three persons and is interrogating them. Their names are Maulana Mohsin Sheikh, Faizan and Khurshid Ahmed Pathan. Two other accused were also detained but released later, they are being monitored."

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CCTV visuals have emerged which show the two accused, suspected to be the shooters, at a sweet shop in Surat, Gujarat. The two have been identified as Fariduddin Pathan and Ashfaq Sheikh. According to information, the guns were hidden in the sweet box they bought from here.


Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Police has detained cleric Anwar-ul-Haq from Bijnor in connection with the murder.

According to reports, cleric Anwar-ul-Haq has been kept at an undisclosed place.

Meanwhile, the body of Kamlesh Tiwari, which was sent for post-mortem reached Mahmudabad in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district. Mahmudabad is Kamlesh Tiwari's native place. His body has been handed over to his family in Mahmudabad.

However, Kamlesh Tiwari's family has refused to perform his cremation till Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath pays them a visit and the state government fulfils their demands.

A TV channel reported on the horrifying details of Kamlesh Tiwari's death. The sources said the port-mortem report revealed that Kamlesh Tiwari was stabbed 13 times by the accused.
Sources also said that the stab marks on Kamlesh Tiwari's neck is unusual and the cuts resemble the methods used by terrorists.
"A bullet shot through the jaw of Kamlesh Tiwari came out of his back, ripping through the mouth," a TV channel quoted. 

Kamlesh Tiwari was an active member in the Ram Janma Bhoomi issue.