Accused in Gorakhnath temple attack case gets death

Gorakhpur (UP), Jan 30 (IANS): Ahmed Murtaza, convicted in the Gorakhnath temple attack case in Gorakhpur, was sentenced to death by a special NIA court on Monday.

Murtaza was convicted by the court on charges of UAPA, waging war against the country and murderous attack. He was present in the court, when the sentence was announced.

Earlier on Saturday, the NIA court had convicted Ahmed Murtaza.

It may be recalled that on April 4, 2022, Murtaza entered the Gorakhnath temple and attacked the security personnel.

Murtaza attacked PAC constable Anil Kumar Paswan and tried to snatch weapons from him. When other security personnel came to the rescue, Murtaza attacked them too.

After this, he started raising religious slogans while waving arms. The police arrested him and sent him to jail.

During the investigation, weapons, laptops and material written in Urdu were recovered from him.

Deputy SP, Sanjay Verma had filed the charge sheet in the case. The ATS produced Ahmed Murtaza in the special court on April 25, 2022 in this case and also obtained remand.

A lawyer was engaged for Murtaza at the expense of the government.



Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: Accused in Gorakhnath temple attack case gets death

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.