The family of Kamlesh Tiwari, the Hindu Samaj Party leader who was murdered on Friday afternoon, on Sunday met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath who assured the members of justice, news agency ANI reported.
After her meeting with the chief minister, Tiwari's wife Kiran said the chief minister had assured the family of justice. "We demanded capital punishment for the murderers. He assured us that they will be punished," she said.
Among other demands, the family has sought security, arms licenses for all the family members, adequate compensation for the family, a government job for Satyam Tiwari, the eldest son of the deceased, and also a house for the family.
They also demanded installation of Kamlesh Tiwari's statue in Lucknow and renaming of Khurshid Bagh as Kamlesh Bagh.
On Saturday evening, Satyam had demanded a National Investigation Agency (NIA)-led investigation in the matter, saying they didn't trust the state administration.
"We want the NIA to investigate the case, we do not trust anyone. My father was killed although he had security guards, how can we possibly trust the administration then?," Satyam Tiwari had said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh police on late Saturday night claimed they had identified the murderers.
UP DGP O.P. Singh said the police had seized blood-stained saffron kurtas and a towel used by the assailants from a room at Hotel Khalsa Inn in Naka Hindola area, where the assailants had stayed. A bag with a shaving kit and a mobile phone have also been recovered.
The assailants, Moinuddin Pathan and Ashfaq Hussain, had checked into the hotel at 10 p.m. on October 18 using their original IDs and checked out the same day at 1.30 p.m., an hour after killing Tiwari.
"We are sending the kurtas and the towel for forensic examination to ascertain whether the blood on the clothes is of Kamlesh Tiwari. The SIT is interrogating the hotel staff," the DGP told reporters.
According to investigating officials, the assailants had come to Lucknow from Kanpur by road on Thursday and left the state capital the next day. Their location was traced to Hardoi, Bareilly and then Ghaziabad on the same day.
The DGP said it was clear that the assailants did not wish to hide their identities and left clues all along.
"They brought sweets from Surat and left the bill with it which helped us trace them through the CCTV footage of the sweet shop," he said.
The DGP said the police would make all possible efforts to arrest the accused at the earliest.
Tiwari was shot dead at his residence in Lucknow by some unidentified persons on Friday afternoon. The family of the victim had said that he had received a death threat in 2016.
(With inputs from agencies)