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UP: Man threatens to blow up mosque, shoot its cleric; held


Published on: September 8, 2022 | Updated on: September 8, 2022

A 25-year-old was arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up the Jama Masjid in Bareilly

BAREILLY: A 25-year-old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly threatening to blow up a mosque and shoot its cleric if he was not removed, the police said.

A letter threatening to shoot Imam Mufti Khurshid Alam and blow up the Jama Masjid in Kila area, was pasted by the accused on the wall of the mosque on Wednesday, Superintendent of Police Satyarth Aniruddh said.

The accused, Mohammad Samad, told police that he took the step as the Imam had not allowed him to play DJ on Eid, they said.

An FIR was registered against the accused at the Kila police station.