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Anwar Ali Offered Namaz Inside a Hindu temple, Police Take Into Custody

A Muslim man who offered Namaz at the Chandi Mandir in the Hapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, June 9, 2023, has been arrested by the Hapur police from Bulandshahr Road.

The accused has been identified as Anwar Ali, a resident of Sarai Basarat in Hapur. The incident reportedly took place around 5 AM at the temple, as per offials.

A First Information Report was filed against the man by Satyanarayan Agarwal, an office-bearer of the temple committee, at Kotwali Nagar Police Station.

Hapur Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Verma said that devotees present at the temple for a morning ‘aarti’ on Friday also alleged that the accused spread a cloth on the floor and started offering ‘namaaz’.

However, he was stopped by the priest and then escorted out of the temple premises.

The police were able to identify the accused by analysing the CCTV camera footage taken from the temple, an official told PTI.

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