Bihar man apprehended for threatening to blow up Ram temple

| Updated: 21 January, 2024 4:35 pm IST
Bihar man arrested for threatening to blow up Ram Temple on Jan 22.

NEW DELHI: Bihar’s Araria police have apprehended a man, from Bihar, who made multiple calls to the police helpline number ‘112’, threatening to bomb the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22.

The accused, identified as 21-year-old Mohammad Intkhab, also known as Chhota Shakeel, claimed association with Dawood Ibrahim’s group.

The Cyber Crime Cell promptly scanned the call records upon realising the sensitivity of the matter. The investigation revealed that the phone number used for the threats was registered in the name of Mohammad Ibrahim from Bihar’s Balua village. The police, acting swiftly, informed the Palasi police station, leading to a rapid raid at Mohammad Ibrahim’s residence.

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During the investigation, it was disclosed that Mohammad Intkhab, the son of Mohammad Ibrahim, was responsible for the threatening calls to ‘112’. The police arrested him within six hours of the first call.

“We have immediately informed the Palasi police station and a team immediately conducted a raid at the house of Mohammad Ibrahim. During investigation, it was revealed that his son Mohammad Intekhab has made several calls on the police helpline number ‘112’ and threatened to bomb the Ram temple in Ayodhya. He was arrested within six hours after making the first call,” an official spokesperson of Araria police told the local media.

“We have also recovered the phone used in the commission of crime. The accused has confessed to committing the crime,” the spokesperson added.

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Meanwhile, preparations are in full swing for the grand ‘Pran Pratishtha’ (consecration) ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest at the event, marking the official inauguration of the temple. The ceremony is expected to draw over 7,000 attendees, including politicians, celebrities, industrialists, saints, and around 100 representatives from various countries, as announced by the temple trust.

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