The Supreme Court has today, issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government on a petition filed by an accused seeking transfer of the trial in the murder case of Hindu Samaj Party leader Kamlesh Tiwari, from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi.
The three-judge bench comprising of Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant was hearing a contention made by the counsel of one of the accused in the case, seeking transfer of trial from Lucknow to Delhi.
Lawyer Mohammad Pracha, appearing for the accused contended that the accused feared a threat to life and that his client may not be able to get a fair trial in the State.
On October 18, Kamlesh Tiwari was killed by two people in the Naka area of Lucknow. The main accused Ashfaq and Moinuddin alias Farid Pathan was arrested by the police.
Further, the UP police had in December 2019, filed a charge sheet against thirteen accused in connection with the murder case.
Tiwari contested the 2012 assembly election from central Lucknow on the ticket of the Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha but was defeated.