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Amravati murder case: Special court in Mumbai sends seven accused in NIA custody till July 15

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Thursday, A special court in Mumbai sent the seven accused in the killing of a chemist Umesh Kolhe in Amravati in NIA custody till July 15.

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which took the seven accused in the Amaravati murder case into custody, produced all the seven in a special NIA court earlier in the day.

The seven accused are 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. The pharmacist, Umesh Kolhe, was murdered on June 21 for supporting the statement of suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma, who made objectionable remarks against Prophet Mohammad.

Two motorcycle-borne men had slit Kolhe’s throat leading to his threat. On Wednesday, the NIA also conducted searches at 13 locations across Maharashtra and seized digital devices, pamphlets spreading hate messages and other incriminating materials including knives.

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