Police stated on Sunday that an individual has been arrested for allegedly threatening a Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) in reference to the latest demolition of a mosque in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.
Garib Nawaz Mosque positioned in Ram Sanehi Ghat tehsil within the district was demolished on 17 May.
Police stated Ashraf Ali, a resident of Daryabad police station space of the district, threatened Tehsil SDM Divyanshu Patel on social media and was arrested on Saturday.
He accused the SDM of favoritism in his social media posts, referring to the demolition of the mosque and threatened him with the results.
On May 17, following the order of the SDM courtroom, an previous mosque adjoining to the tehsil premises and positioned in entrance of the SDM’s residence was demolished amidst heavy safety.
The mosque was recorded within the data of the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board.
The administration claimed that it was an unlawful residential constructing.
The All India Muslim Law Board (AIMPLB) and the UP Sunni Central Waqf Board on Tuesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the demolition.
AIMPLB govt common secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani stated in an announcement, “The administration demolished the centuries-old Garib Nawaz Mosque in Ram Sanehi Ghat tehsil in the presence of police on Monday night without any legal justification.”
Barabanki District Magistrate (DM) Adarsh Singh, nevertheless, stated that the construction was unlawful, and the Tehsil administration acquired possession of it on 18 March.
He stated that the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court disposed of a petition filed on this regard on April 2, proving that the development was unlawful.
The DM stated that the case was then registered within the SDM courtroom of Ram Sanehi Ghat and its orders have been complied with on 17 May.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS