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On April 3 last year, Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi had tried to forcibly enter the Gorakhnath temple premises and attacked the security personnel deployed.
The NIA Court in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh today awarded the death penalty to Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi, an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduate who tried to forcibly enter Gorakhnath temple premises and attacked the security personnel deployed there.
In the incident, two constables of the Provincial Armed Constabulary were injured. After 60 days of continuous hearing, Abbasi was convicted on Saturday and quantum of sentence was slated today.
Special judge Vivekanand Sharan Tripathi has sentenced Abbasi to the death penalty in Section 121 (attempting to wage war against India) and life imprisonment in Section 307 of the Indian Penal Court.
The First Information Report (FIR) in the matter was lodged on April 4, 2022, on the basis of a complaint from Vinay Kumar Mishra.
Mishra had stated that Abbasi tried to forcibly enter the temple premises on April 3 and attacked the security personnel deployed there with a sickle, injuring two Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) constables.
At the time of arrest, the sickle was recovered from his possession.
The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) probed the matter and the Uttar Pradesh Home Department had also termed it as a possible terror incident.
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