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Udaipur murder accused is BJP member: Congress

"What could be more evident than this? Riyaz Attari was present at events of BJP leaders. BJP leaders referred to him as 'bhai'. What is happening in this country?" Khera asked.

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday alleged that the one of the main accused in the killing of the Udaipur tailor is a BJP member and sought to know if the case was transferred to the NIA quickly to hide the truth.

Addressing the media, spokesperson Pawan Khera said: “Based on some media reports, we did our research on those claims and found old Facebook posts of Rajasthan BJP leaders where Riyaz Attari was mentioned as ‘BJP karyakarta’.

“What could be more evident than this? Riyaz Attari was present at events of BJP leaders. BJP leaders referred to him as ‘bhai’. What is happening in this country?” Khera asked.

He also demanded to know why the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister were silent over the issue.

“Are BJP and its leaders trying to create an atmosphere of religious frenzy in the country?”

Riyaz Attari and Ghous Muhammad claimed responsibility for the murder of the tailor which they said they carried out because he voiced support to a former BJP spokesperson whose comments on Prophet Mohammad ignited widespread condemnation.

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