Last evening, an IIT graduate assaulted two police officers with a sharp weapon outside the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, and attempted to break into the shrine while shouting religious slogans, before being subdued by a throng. According to the UP police, a “terrorist attack” cannot be ruled out.
Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi is seen wielding a dagger and shouting outside the Gorakhnath temple, which is the headquarters of the Gorakhnath mutt, of which Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is the head priest, in dramatic footage. Murtaza continues to lunge at the cops and shopkeepers attempting to apprehend him.
Murtaza is finally pinned to the ground after a crowd throws rocks at him. At 7 p.m. on Sunday, the incident occurred outside the temple gate.
Murtaza is a Gorakhpur local who graduated in 2015 from the famed IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-Bombay, according to the police. He had a laptop, a phone, and a ticket on him.
The evidence retrieved from the person suggests a large plot was at work, and we cannot rule out the possibility that this was a terror strike “Prashant Kumar, Law and Order’s Additional Director General, said as much.
“Our recoveries have been incredible, and we will share them with you later. “Two charges have been registered, and the local police are investigating right now,” Mr Kumar added, “but other directions will be passed soon.”
According to him, there was a proper security system in place, which prevented a disaster. “Normal pilgrims could have been hurt if this individual had gotten admission. Those stationed at the shrine have used extreme restraint in apprehending this individual “he stated
Because of the Chief Minister’s connection to Gorakhnath, it is one of the most well-known temples in Uttar Pradesh. Yogi Adityanath is also a member of parliament from Gorakhpur, and he recently won his first state election from the Gorakhpur Urban constituency.
The accused attempted to force his way into the Gorakhnath temple while shouting religious chants but was stopped by authorities, according to a police officer.
Murtaza, as well as the two police officers he assaulted, are all in the hospital.
The incident has shaken the administration, particularly because it occurred at the Chief Minister’s residence.