New revelations are being made about Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi, who was arrested in the Gorakhpur temple attack in Uttar Pradesh. Now the news is that UP ATS has recovered the passport of Murtaza. It has been learned from the passport that Murtaza had gone to Dubai about 6 months ago. Not only this, this passport of Murtaza is made at the address of Mumbai. The address of a plot is given in his passport.
According to officials, Abbasi has completed his education in Mumbai after which he worked for some time in a multinational company in Jamnagar. On Tuesday, investigators conducted search operations at various places in Kushinagar, Siddharthnagar, and Maharajganj districts where Abbasi was staying in a hall. Apart from this, teams have also been sent to Mumbai and Jamnagar in Gujarat. Murtaza was brought to the Lucknow headquarters of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) for questioning on Wednesday. Abbasi has been in police custody for seven days since Monday. Murtaza is being questioned about his activities and the people he met before the attack. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said, “We are trying to find out every aspect related to this incident. To which people or organizations the arrested person is associated, it is also being ascertained.”
Earlier, officials claimed that the arrested accused is a chemical engineer and had seen speeches of Muslim fundamentalists on his laptop. Investigators have confiscated his laptop and mobile phone so that digital evidence can be collected. The investigation of this matter is being done by a joint team of the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police and ATS. Investigators suspect that Abbasi himself is in the grip of radicalism. However, it is also being investigated whether he was working at the behest of someone else.
It is noteworthy that late on Sunday night, 30-year-old IIT graduate Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi tried to enter the Gorakhnath temple premises and when the security personnel tried to stop him, the jawans were attacked with sharp weapons, causing two constables of the PAC to be injured. However, other security personnel immediately caught him, and the sharp weapon used in the attack was confiscated. The Gorakhnath temple complex also houses the head of the temple and the chief minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath. However, he was not present in the temple premises at the time of the attack.