Two policemen injured in attack at Gorakhnath Temple in Uttar Pradesh, Officials in Uttar Pradesh described the incident as a “terror incident” when a guy attacked two PAC constables with a sharp-edged weapon at the iconic Gorakhnath temple’s entrance and attempted to barge inside the premises.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening at the Gorakhnath temple which is under high security as it is frequently visited by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is the head seer.
Murtaza Abbasi, the accused, has been arrested, according to police. He allegedly attempted to forcibly enter the temple, which was teeming with devotees during the Navratri festival, after raising the religious slogan ‘Allahu Akbar.’ “The attack on police jawans at Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur was part of a larger scheme, and it can be classified as a terror incident based on the existing evidence. The attacker had attempted to enter the temple premises with malicious intent, which was foiled by the PAC’s and police’s gallant jawans “In a statement, the UP Home Department said.
The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad will investigate the event, according to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi (ATS). “Directions “The UP ATS and UP STF will work together to investigate the incident,” he said. Two Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) constables – Gopal Gaur and Anil Paswan – were hurt while attempting to stop the accused who rushed to a PAC position at gate no 1 and attempted to attack the police, according to ADG Gorakhpur zone Akhil Kumar.
The officers were given first aid at Guru Gorakhnath Hospital and are being treated at BRD Medical College, according to the officer. For foiling the attack, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared a cash award of Rs. 5 lakh for the two jawans and constable Anurag Rajput. Officials stated that the incentive would be split equally among them. “The defendant was hurt and is receiving treatment at the district hospital. His name is Murtaza, and he lives in Gorakhpur, according to the initial investigation “According to Akhil Kumar.
Meanwhile, the accused’s father claimed that he was mentally ill. In an interview with a television station, he stated that this should be considered. Murtaza’s laptop and mobile phones, as well as those related to him, have been ordered to be thoroughly investigated, according to Awasthi. “The documents that have been retrieved from him are fairly shocking,” Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar told reporters in Lucknow on Monday. The investigation is currently in its preliminary stages. At Gorakhnath police station, one case has been filed for the attack on the policeman, while another has been filed for the use of a sharp-edged weapon.”
He went on to say that if the accused had gained access to the temple, devotees would have been harmed and the situation may have spiralled out of control. Union minister Giriraj Singh reacted to the tragedy by saying that the country’s biggest threat is the “extreme attitude” that led to the attack on security officials at Gorakhnath temple, and he chastised the opposition for its “silence.”