To provoke communal tension during the ongoing Kanwar Yatra, two Muslim brothers, Mohammad Adil and Mohammad Kamal detained on charges of desecrating and vandalising three Mazars (shrines) in Bijnor district of western UP.
Both the men were spotted donning saffron turbans and destroying over 100 years old ‘Mazaars’ — Dargah Bhure Shah Baba and Jalalshah Baba along with Qutub Shah’s tomb — in Bijnor’s Sherkot area on Sunday evening. They also set on fire the ‘chaadar’ offered on the tomb.
While speaking with media, ADG (Law and order) Prashant Kumar said, “A big communal conspiracy was prevented on July 24 under Sherkot Police Station limits. The district police got the information was received about two people ransacking Jalal Shah Mazar and burning several ‘chadar’.”
“No doubt motive was to disrupt communal harmony. They attempted this on key day of Kanwar. Had police not been vigilant, it could have led to something serious. Case has been registered against both the accused and investigation is on,” said Prashant Kumar, ADG (Law & Order).