Prime News, National (New Delhi), October 22:- One of the suspected killers of Hindutva leader Kamlesh Tiwari allegedly forged Aadhaar card of his colleague to assume a new identity as part of his efforts to join Hindu Samaj Party.
The president of a little known Hindu Samaj Party, Kamlesh Tewari (45), was found murdered at his home in Naka Hindola area of Lucknow on Friday.
Probe into the killing has revealed that one of the main accused, identified as Ashfaq Shaikh had made a detailed plan to carry out the murder. Ashfaq, who worked at a pharmaceutical company, allegedly forged his colleague Rohit Solanki’s Aadhar to join Tiwari’s outfit.
Ashfaq Shaikh used Solanki’s Aadhaar card and placed his photo above Rohit’s, the probe revealed. Ashfaq allegedly forged the Aadhar to prove his Hindu identity in order to join the Hindu outfit.
Shaikh had also opened a Facebook account as Rohit Solanki but used his own photograph as the profile picture. He then added Gujarat president of Hindu Samaj Party Jaimin Dave on Facebook who inducted him into the party.
In its report, the Times of India stated that after he joined the outfit, Ashfaq was appointed as the pracharak of an IT cell in Surat in June. “I suspect that he copied my card and used his photo on it. But I am not sure exactly what and how he did this. Since my details were used, I have approached police,” said Solanki, a Varachha resident and native of Amreli district,” Rohit Solanki was quoted as saying by the daily.
Dave told The Indian Express that as per procedure, Aadhaar cards and photographs of all members is collected. He said when he learnt that the Aadhaar was forged, he handed over the forged document to the Gujarat unit of ATS, the daily added.
Hindutva leader Kamlesh Tewari, 45, was found murdered at his home in Lucknow.
Police subsequently recovered a knife and saffron kurta with bloodstains lying on the bed in the room of the hotel booked by the suspected killers. A blood-stained towel too was recovered along with a box of a new mobile phone from the room. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).