The accused in the Gorakntah temple attack, Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi, who had broken two bones in his arm during the incident, underwent successful surgery in Gorakhpur on Wednesday, a doctor said.
on April 4, Abbasi had attempted to force his way into the premises of Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur. Armed with a sharp weapon, he attacked two gendarmes who tried to arrest him. He was brandishing “Allahu Akbar” slogans during the incident.
He dodged temple security personnel for about ten minutes before being subdued.
Dr Rakesh Kumar of Gorakhpur Sadar Hospital said today: “Two rods have been inserted into his arms. He is currently in the operating theater and will be under observation for 8-10 days.”
Meanwhile, in the latest case update, Uttar Pradesh Police yesterday said ‘nothing is pending’ to an end in relation to the investigation into the incident and added that it was up to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to take over the case.
TOP | Accused of Gorakhnath temple attack who had broken two arm bones in the attack, had successful surgery at Gorakhpur
Two rods were inserted into his arms. He is currently in the operating room and will remain under observation for 8-10 days: Dr Rakesh Kumar, Gorakhpur Sadar Hospital pic.twitter.com/pS6U5GS5G8
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“Nothing is pending on our side,” Deputy Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said when asked about the Gorakhnath temple attack case on Monday.
On Saturday, the strict Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) was invoked against the defendant in the attack case.
The Uttar Pradesh Police Counter Terrorism Squad (ATS), which is investigating the case, produced accused Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi at the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court (ACJM) in Gorakhpur on Saturday.
The court sent Abbasi into custody for 14 days.
The UAPA allows investigative agencies to obtain a longer pre-trial detention of the accused and an extended time to file an indictment.
Of note, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is the Chief Priest of Gorakhnath Temple and visits and stays there frequently.
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Posted: Wednesday April 20th 2022, 4:33 PM IST