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Pakistan rejects India's attempt to link Udaipur killing to Karachi-based Islamist outfit

The linking was a BJP-RSS Hindutva-driven Indian regime’s attempts to malign Pakistan

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Pakistan is rejecting India's attempts to link the accused of the murder case in Udaipur with a Pakistani organisation.

“We have seen reports in a segment of the Indian media referring to investigations into the murder case in Udaipur, mischievously seeking to link the accused individuals — Indian nationals — to an organisation in Pakistan,” said the Foreign Office spokesperson told The News. He added that the linking was a BJP-RSS Hindutva-driven Indian regime’s attempts to malign Pakistan.

Investigators probing the murder of a Udaipur tailor are looking into the possible link of the two men involved in the attack with an Islamist outfit in Pakistan. But to many, they seemed like ordinary people.

Riaz Akhtari, seen killing the tailor in a grisly video clip, used to work as a welder, while his accomplice Ghouse Mohammad took up petty jobs for a living, police sources said on Wednesday. 

Rajasthan Director General of Police (DGP) M L Lather had said that Ghouse Mohammad has links with the Pakistan-based organisation Dawat-e-Islami and had visited Karachi in 2014.

When asked whether both the accused had links with Dawat-e-Islami, Lather said that it cannot be ruled out as both of them were equally involved. 

With PTI inputs

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