After Hindu Samaj Party chief Kamlesh Tiwari was shot dead on Friday, his wife threatened to self-immolate herself. After his body arrived at his residence in Muhmadabad, his wife broke down and was inconsolable. She demanded justice for her deceased husband. Alleging that Tiwari would get threat calls every day, she alleged that the administration did not act upon it. Another relative demanded security for the family.
Tiwari's wife said, "I will commit self-immolation right at this place along with my children". The relative remarked," Some people were threatening to kill Kamlesh. That's why we were demanding security for Kamlesh and their family for the last two years. But government and administration did not listen to us."
Formerly a leader of the Hindu Mahasabha, Tiwari was the founder of the Hindu Samaj Party. He was shot at the Naka area of Lucknow. In fact, according to eyewitnesses, the attackers barged into Tiwari’s office and opened fire at him. Though he was immediately rushed to a hospital, he succumbed to his injuries shortly. While the assailant managed to flee the spot, a revolver was recovered from the site of the crime. The police registered a First Information Report (FIR) on a complaint filed by Tiwari’s wife. She accused two persons of having threatened to kill her husband in 2016.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to investigate Tiwari’s murder. Senior police officers such as Inspector General Lucknow SK Bhagat, Superintendent of Police Crime Lucknow Dinesh Puri and Deputy Superintendent of Police Special Task Force PK Mishra are part of the newly constituted SIT. Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) OP Singh had suggested that the accused knew Tiwari. He claimed that they spent around 30 minutes with him on the pretext of gifting him sweets. DGP Singh maintained that Tiwari’s murder was "purely a criminal activity conducted by two people". Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has sought a report from Principal Secretary (Home) and the DGP regarding this case.
(With ANI inputs)