Almost 9 months after the safety breach in Gorakhpur’s Gorakhnath Temple, the Lucknow-based particular court of Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) held Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi responsible on Friday. The 31-year-old IIT-Mumbai pass-out chemical engineer had been accused of attacking PAC personnel current on the entrance of the temple. The temple premises additionally homes chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence as he’s head priest of the temple.
The court of particular choose Vivekanand Saran Tripathi held him responsible after discovering substantial proof towards him produced by the UP ATS. The court has fastened the subsequent date for January 30 to resolve the pronouncement of sentence towards the accused within the case.
Public prosecutor MK Singh informed the media that Abbasi tried to breach the safety of the Gorakhnath Temple premises on April 3, 2022. He mentioned Abbasi attacked PAC personnel Anil Kumar Paswan on the temple gate when challenged and injured him. Within the course of, Abbasi injured two constables of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) however his bid to enter the premises was foiled by different personnel current there and he was arrested. He mentioned Abbasi additionally tried to grab the rifle of a safety man.
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He mentioned one safety personnel, Vinay Kumar Mishra, had lodged an FIR underneath a number of sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) within the first FIR registered with Gorakhnath police station on April 4, 2022. He mentioned the FIR was lodged underneath IPC sections 186 (for voluntarily obstructing public servant in discharge of his public capabilities), 153-A (wanton vilification or assault upon the faith, race, hometown, residence, language and many others), 304 (try and homicide), 332 (inflicting harm to discourage public servant from his responsibility), 333 (inflicting grievous harm to discourage public servant from his responsibility), 353 (inflicting grievous harm to discourage public servant from his responsibility) and 394 (inflicting harm in committing theft). Apart from, part 7 of Felony Legislation Modification Act has been slapped on him for inflicting panic by way of his act. Throughout the investigation, sections 16/18/20 of Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA) was additionally slapped on him.
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The UP ATS was investigating the incident since then and had even taken custody of Abbasi on April 25, 2022 to interrogate him additional. It was revealed throughout interrogation that Abbasi, whose household lives in Gorakhpur, had accomplished his chemical engineering from Mumbai’s IIT in 2015 and thereafter labored in a multi-national firm whereas being posted in Jamnagar, Gujarat for a very long time. He mentioned Abbasi’s training and upbringing had been performed in Mumbai as his father, Muneer Ahmad Abbasi, labored there as authorized advisor in a personal agency.