NIA probes radical groups in Udaipur killing
June 30, 2022  20:15
The NIA is looking into the role of 'local self-radicalised' groups and other linkages of the two prime accused in the brutal killing of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli, officials said on Thursday. 

The federal agency is waiting to get the custody of Riaz Akhtari and Ghouse Mohammad so that it can begin their questioning as part of the case registered against them under various sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Indian Penal Code. 

The NIA said the two wanted to "strike terror among the masses across the country" through the gruesome act. 

The duo had posted videos online claiming responsibility for the attack and also issued a threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

Officials said the agency is looking into the role of "local self-radicalised gangs" and their possible international linkages even as preliminary probe suggests that more people could be involved in the conspiracy to murder Teli. 

Akhtari and Mohammad are being taken to Jaipur where they would be produced before a special NIA court, officials said. -- PTI
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