Lucknow: Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi, accused of attacking three Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel deployed in the security of Gorakhnath Math, was arrested by the Anti-Terrorism Squad and brought to Lucknow. The accused had attacked the PAC jawans with a sharp knife on Sunday evening.
During interrogation by the Gorakhpur police, he had confessed that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) are wrong. He said that he attacked in anger. The accused told the Gorakhpur police, “I planned the attack after finding out different angles before committing the crime. In Karnataka too, injustice is done to Muslims. Somebody had to do something. That’s how I justify my actions,” Ahmed said, adding that he was depressed and could not sleep.
Earlier, on April 3, 2022, Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi attacked 3 PAC personnel deployed in security with sharp weapons and started raising religious slogans at the temple where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is the Mahant (priest) and creating panic across the country. Huh.
As a result, the Yogi government handed over the investigation to the UP ATS and called it a terrorist conspiracy.