President of Hindu Samaj Party Kamlesh Tiwari shot dead in Lucknow

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Kamlesh Tiwari, the president of Hindu Samaj Party. Photo: Twitter

Kamlesh Tiwari, the president of Hindu Samaj Party, was found murdered at his home in the congested Naka Hindola area of Lucknow, police said on Friday (October 18).

Kamlesh Tiwari (45) was earlier associated with a faction of the Hindu Mahasabha, they said. He was rushed to nearby hospital’s trauma centre with severe injuries and died during treatment, the police added.

“Kamlesh Tiwari was found murdered inside his house. Two persons had come to meet him. Both were speaking to Tiwari when the latter sent one of his aides to get paan for them,” Vikas Tripathi, ASP (Lucknow West), told PTI.

“When his aide returned from the market, he found Tiwari in a pool of blood,” Tripathi added.

A senior UP government official said the visitors shot Tiwari dead after talking to him for little over half an hour. Police reached the spot and gathered the CCTV footage. Invetigation is underway.

According to reports, Tiwari had made highly controversial remarks involving Prophet Muhammad and was arrested where National Security Act (NSA) was slapped against him.

Recently, Allahabad High Court had revoked the NSA provisions. This is the fourth murder of a right-wing leader this month in Uttar Pradesh.

(With input from agencies.)