Tension erupted in a Gorakhpur village after a mosque was discovered vandalised on Friday morning, police mentioned.
The incident came about on Thursday evening in Lona Sonbarsa village in Jhangha police station space of the district and got here to gentle on Friday morning when a villager, Usman Ali, reached the mosque to supply early morning prayers, SHO B B Rajbhar mentioned.
Usman advised police that contained in the mosque, he discovered some non secular books burnt and the sound system broken, the SHO mentioned.
Tension gripped the village after the incident got here to gentle and a number of other police groups have been deployed within the village, he added.
After Usman Ali entered the mosque and located some non secular books, stored in a bag, scattered and burnt and the loudspeaker and its mike and amplifier broken, he knowledgeable villagers concerning the incident.
The police too rushed to the spot after being knowledgeable concerning the incident, the SHO mentioned, including a case was registered towards unidentified miscreants on the criticism of one other villager Jawed Ansari. “Some miscreants burnt religious books and a case against unidentified people was registered,” the SHO mentioned.
The case was registered beneath sections 452 (house-trespass) 427(inflicting mischief and injury) and 295 (defiling place of worship with intent to insult the faith of any class) of the Indian Penal Code, the SHO added. Following the incident, Gorakhpur Additional Superintendent of Police Manoj Kumar Awasthi ordered the SHO to work out the case inside 24 hours.
“Several police teams have been deployed and instruction has been given to work out the case within 24 hours. Whosoever is found involved in the act will be arrested and sent to jail,” the ASP mentioned.