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Kanhaiya Lal killing: NIA chargesheets 11 accused, including 2 Pak nationals

Riyaz Attari and Mohammad Ghous beheaded Kanhaiya over his Facebook post supporting suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma's contentious remarks on Prophet Mohammad in June. The duo filmed the murder act on their mobile phones and circulated the clip on social media.

The NIA has chargesheeted 11 people in connection with the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal.
The NIA has chargesheeted 11 people in connection with the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal.
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 10:27 PM IST

Pakistani toffees seized from Udaipur shops after reports of beef cause panic

The parcel in which the toffees were delivered reportedly have Balochistan's address.

The wrappers are labelled ‘made in Pakistan’ with a red mark indicating that the product is non-vegetarian.
The wrappers are labelled ‘made in Pakistan’ with a red mark indicating that the product is non-vegetarian.
Published on Dec 17, 2022 10:16 AM IST
By, New Delhi

G20 Sherpas meet to shape agenda of India’s presidency

Top officials of the world’s 20 largest economies will begin two days of deliberations in Udaipur on Monday to shape the agenda for India’s G20 presidency.

G20 Sherpa of India, Amitabh Kant with the delegates witness a display of Jal Sanjhia, at the 1st G20 Sherpas Meet, in Udaipur on Sunday. Jal Sanjhi is a centuries-old temple art form where water becomes the artist’s canvas usually made to honour Lord Krishna during the festival of Navratri. (ANI Photo) (Ishant)
G20 Sherpa of India, Amitabh Kant with the delegates witness a display of Jal Sanjhia, at the 1st G20 Sherpas Meet, in Udaipur on Sunday. Jal Sanjhi is a centuries-old temple art form where water becomes the artist’s canvas usually made to honour Lord Krishna during the festival of Navratri. (ANI Photo) (Ishant)
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 01:44 AM IST

Naked bodies of man and woman found in Udaipur jungle

The bodies were found in Umbreshwar Mahadev Jungle under Goguda police station limits.

Representational image.
Representational image.
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 10:48 PM IST
PTI |

NIA probing blast on Udaipur railway track: Railway minister Vaishnav

Officials said mining explosives were used in the blast at Odha bridge near Kewda Ki Naal, which comes under the Jawar Mines police station of Udaipur.

Police personnel inspect a site after an explosion occurred that led to cracks and broke flange on the track of the Udaipur-Ahmedabad rail line at Odha Railway bridge, in Udaipur on Sunday.
Police personnel inspect a site after an explosion occurred that led to cracks and broke flange on the track of the Udaipur-Ahmedabad rail line at Odha Railway bridge, in Udaipur on Sunday.
Published on Nov 14, 2022 06:11 AM IST
PTI |

Arunachal helicopter crash: Major Mustafa Bohara dies days before his wedding

major Mustafa Bohara had completed his primary education from Uday Shiksha Mandir Higher Secondary School in Kheroda. After coming to Udaipur city, he studied at St Paul's School. After that, he joined the Indian Army.

Major Mustafa Bohara with his parents.(Source: @YusufDFI)
Major Mustafa Bohara with his parents.(Source: @YusufDFI)
Updated on Oct 22, 2022 05:27 PM IST

Rajasthan cook asks students to throw midday meal served by Dalit girls, held

A day ago, the Dalit girl had reportedly served midday meal prepared by cook Lala Ram Gurjar, in a government upper primary school in the Barodi area of the city.

Parents of the girls demanded action against the cook.
Parents of the girls demanded action against the cook.
Published on Sep 03, 2022 03:39 PM IST

NIA makes 9th arrest over Udaipur tailor’s murder

The nine arrests were made on different dates — June 29, July 1, 9 and 21 and August 10 — as the probe is ongoing by the central agency .

On June 28, the two accused, Riyaz and Gaus Mohammad, had hacked Lal to death for supporting former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s contentious remarks on Prophet Mohammed. (HT Photo)
On June 28, the two accused, Riyaz and Gaus Mohammad, had hacked Lal to death for supporting former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s contentious remarks on Prophet Mohammed. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 06:28 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Udaipur killing: NIA makes 8th arrest, accused tipped off killers about Kanhaiya

Kanhaiya Lal was beheaded by Riyaz Akhtari alias Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammed at his shop last month. He was murdered in an act of revenge against his social media post in favour of now-suspended Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nupur Sharma who had made controversial remarks about Prophet Mohammed.

The NIA arrested eighth accused in the killing of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal.(HT Archives)
The NIA arrested eighth accused in the killing of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal.(HT Archives)
Published on Jul 22, 2022 08:59 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Pak-Saudi links of Udaipur killers under magnifying glass

Knife-welder and main accused Riyaz Attari went to Saudi Arabia in 2019 and met a Pakistan national named Umar from Sindh. PFI member Attari had kept in touch with Umar since then.

Killers Mohammed Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammad.
Killers Mohammed Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammad.
Updated on Jul 16, 2022 03:10 PM IST

Plan to kill Kanhaiya Lal was hatched on June 20 after Anjuman rally

The national security agencies are now examining whether the PFI-Muslim Brotherhood link was used to translate Nupur Sharma’s remarks into Arabic and spread through the Brotherhood network.

Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammad, the prime accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case. (Sourced)
Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammad, the prime accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case. (Sourced)
Published on Jul 15, 2022 12:41 PM IST

Oberoi hotels, resorts voted World’s Best Hotel Brand at USA Travel Awards 2022

Oberoi hotels and resorts has received this recognition of ‘World’s Best Hotel Brand’ Award from among 9.5 million readers of Travel + Leisure magazine in a Readers’ Poll conducted by them.

Oberoi hotels and resorts voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand at the Travel + Leisure, USA World’s Best Awards, 2022 (Oberoi Hotels)
Oberoi hotels and resorts voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand at the Travel + Leisure, USA World’s Best Awards, 2022 (Oberoi Hotels)
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 07:45 PM IST
By | Edited by Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

NIA makes seventh arrest in killing of Udaipur tailor

Farhad Mohammad Sheikh, alias Babla, was arrested in Udaipur on Saturday evening. The 31-year-old is a “close criminal associate” of main killer accused Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari.

Jaipur: Kanahaiya Lal murder case accused being produced in a NIA court, in Jaipur, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_05_2022_000052B) (PTI)
Jaipur: Kanahaiya Lal murder case accused being produced in a NIA court, in Jaipur, Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (PTI Photo) (PTI07_05_2022_000052B) (PTI)
Updated on Jul 11, 2022 05:44 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Udaipur killing: NIA makes seventh arrest, accused close aide of Riyaz Attari

The NIA said the arrested man was a close associate of one of the main accused in the case, Riyaz Attari, and had taken an active part of the conspiracy to kill Kanhaiya Lal.

File photo of one of the accused in the Udaipur killing outside an NIA court in Jaipur.(PTI)
File photo of one of the accused in the Udaipur killing outside an NIA court in Jaipur.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2022 06:04 PM IST

Udaipur killer Riyaz Attari had joined SDPI in 2019: Police

Islamist Popular Front of India (PFI) and its political front SDPI link is coming out in both Udaipur and Amaravati savage killings. It is also evident now that both Udaipur and Amravati police had poor appreciation of the threat posed by Islamists to supporters of Nupur Sharma.

Victims Umesh Kolhe and Kanhiya Lal
Victims Umesh Kolhe and Kanhiya Lal
Published on Jul 10, 2022 01:38 PM IST
By, New Delhi

VHP protests Udaipur, Amravati killings

The participants of the rally said they were protesting the recent targeted killings and attacks on Hindu residents in places such as Udaipur(Rajasthan) and Amravati(Maharashtra).

Representational image(HT Photo)
Representational image(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 10, 2022 05:02 AM IST
By, New Delhi

RSS's message to Muslim community amid furore over Kanhaiya Lal's killing

Referring to Udaipur killing, RSS spokesperson Sunil Ambekar said a civilised society only condemns such an incident and the Hindu society is responding in a peaceful and constitutional way. He said that the Muslim society is also expected to oppose such an incident. 

RSS spokesperson Sunil Ambekar said public sentiments must be taken care of while exercising the right to freedom of speech. (Saumya Khandelwal / HT File Photo)
RSS spokesperson Sunil Ambekar said public sentiments must be taken care of while exercising the right to freedom of speech. (Saumya Khandelwal / HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2022 08:59 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

Barelvi Muslims' fatwa on Udaipur killing: Beheading is crime, slogan from Pak

In the fatwa issued against the the killers of Kanhaiya Lal, the Muslim body ruled both of the killers of Kanhaiya Lal criminals in the Sharia court.

The photos of Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari, the prime accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case. (Sourced)
The photos of Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari, the prime accused in the Udaipur tailor murder case. (Sourced)
Published on Jul 07, 2022 11:31 AM IST

Will we be hanged or sent to life imprisonment? Udaipur killers ask

The savage Amravati and Udaipur killings reveal the level of rising Islamic radicalization in the country by extremist organization across the borders and the Middle-East.

Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammed, the duo who killed a tailor in Udaipur for supporting Nupur Sharma over her remarks on the Prophet.
Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammed, the duo who killed a tailor in Udaipur for supporting Nupur Sharma over her remarks on the Prophet.
Published on Jul 06, 2022 08:52 AM IST

‘Behead Nupur Sharma and get my house, property as reward’: Ajmer man

In the video, the accused is heard saying that, “I swear on my god, mother and children…I will give away the house and property to anyone who beheads Nupur Sharma.”

Nupur Sharma was suspended for her controversial remarks. (File image)
Nupur Sharma was suspended for her controversial remarks. (File image)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 03:17 PM IST

Udaipur killer Riyaz Attari had crafted six butcher knives

Interrogation reveals that it was Ghous Mohammed who had volunteered to kill tailor Kanhiya Lal and used two of the six butcher knives crafted by Riyaz Attari for the crime. The four remaining knives have been recovered from local butcher Mohsin Murgewala with whom Riyaz had deposited all the six knives.

Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammed brandish knife with which they murdered Kanhaiya Lal. 
Riyaz Attari and Ghous Mohammed brandish knife with which they murdered Kanhaiya Lal. 
Published on Jul 05, 2022 10:59 AM IST

Udaipur: Curfew relaxed for 10 hours, protests continue

“The situation is becoming normal in the city. Therefore, it was decided to relax curfew from 8 am to 6 pm,” a district administration official said.

People in large numbers take part in a protest against the killing of Kanhaiya Lal by two Muslim men in Udaipur. (ANI)
People in large numbers take part in a protest against the killing of Kanhaiya Lal by two Muslim men in Udaipur. (ANI)
Updated on Jul 04, 2022 01:15 AM IST
By, Jaipur

The hazards of radicalisation

Udaipur and Amravati killings highlight the urgency of standing against divisive rhetoric

One of the accused in the Udaipur killing outside an NIA court in Jaipur on Saturday. (PTI)
One of the accused in the Udaipur killing outside an NIA court in Jaipur on Saturday. (PTI)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 08:48 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Udaipur murder: Top cop says peace key for livelihood of locals, curfew relaxed

The tourism industry in Udaipur has been affected following tailor Kanhaiya Lal's murder. A report by PTI on Sunday said that over half the hotel bookings made for the next two months were cancelled and industry players fear that the tailor's killing will harm the tourism season beginning September.

A fruit vendor waits for customers during a ten-hour relaxation in the curfew imposed by administration to maintain law and order after the murder of Kanhaiya Lal, in Udaipur, on July 3, 2022. (PTI)
A fruit vendor waits for customers during a ten-hour relaxation in the curfew imposed by administration to maintain law and order after the murder of Kanhaiya Lal, in Udaipur, on July 3, 2022. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 05:33 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

What did Kejriwal say on Udaipur & Amravati killings?

The killing of a pharmacist in Maharashtra's Amravati and tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur have sparked massive outrage across the country. The National Investigation Agency is probing both the killings.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.(ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.(ANI)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 05:02 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

FIR against Rathore, TV anchor for misquoting Rahul Gandhi remark

HT has seen a copy of the FIR, in which complainant Ram Singh Kaswan, a Congress leader, said that Rohit Ranjan intentionally linked Rahul Gandhi’s statements on the vandalisation of his office to the Udaipur incident in an attempt to incite public sentiments.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 01:27 AM IST
By, Jaipur

‘How long will I get security’: Hate crime witness fears for safety

Rajkumar Sharma was seated on a stool facing the wall in the front room of Kanhaiya Lal’s tailoring shop in Udaipur when he heard Lal’s cries.

Police personnel patrol an area in Udaipur, on Saturday. (REUTERS)
Police personnel patrol an area in Udaipur, on Saturday. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 04:50 AM IST
ByShiv Sunny, , Udaipur

BJP denies link with Udaipur attacker amid furore

The Congress said that Mohammad Riyaz Akhtari, who along with Gaus Mohammad allegedly hacked to death 47-year-old Kanhaiya Lal on Tuesday over social media posts supporting suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma in the Prophet Mohammed row, was a BJP member.

Security personnel patrol during a four-hour relaxation in the curfew imposed by administration to maintain law and order after the murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal, in Udaipur, Saturday. (PTI)
Security personnel patrol during a four-hour relaxation in the curfew imposed by administration to maintain law and order after the murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal, in Udaipur, Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 12:50 AM IST
By, , Jaipur/udaipur

Udaipur accused beaten up; police get 10-day custody of four

On June 28, Riyaz Akhtari and Gaus Mohammed murdered Kanhaiya Lal with sharp knives because the latter had backed controversial comments by Bharatiya Janata Party member Nupur Sharma on Prophet Mohammed.

Police take an accused in the Kanhaiya Lal murder case away from the angry crowd outside the NIA court in Jaipur, on Saturday. (PTI)
Police take an accused in the Kanhaiya Lal murder case away from the angry crowd outside the NIA court in Jaipur, on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 03, 2022 12:43 AM IST
By, Jaipur

Udaipur killing accused attacked by crowd outside NIA court in Jaipur| Video

Udaipur killing: The NIA court has sent all the four accused, Riyaz Attari, Ghous Mohammed, Mohsin and Asif to ten-day NIA custody for further interrogation.

The accused in the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal being taken to the NIA court. (Twitter/ANI)
The accused in the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal being taken to the NIA court. (Twitter/ANI)
Published on Jul 02, 2022 06:09 PM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash
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