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Two Hindu men posing as Muslims threaten bomb attacks on Yogi Adityanath, Ram Temple; arrested

An artistic impression of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. [Photo: Twitter@shriramteert]

Lucknow: Two Hindu men, who created profiles with Muslim identify, were arrested on Wednesday for a social media post which threatened to bomb Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and blow up Ayodhya’s Ram temple in a blast, officials told PTI.

A team of Uttar Pradesh’s Special Task Force arrested the two accused Tahar Singh and Omprakash Mishra from Vibhuti Khand area of Gomti Nagar in Lucknow, as per police statement.

The two had threatened Adityanath, STF chief Amitabh Yash and Ayodhya’s Ram temple in a post on ‘X’ in November using the handle ‘@iDevendraOffice’, the statement said.

Investigation initially revealed that email IDs ‘[email protected]’ and ‘[email protected]’ were used to send the threat posts, it said.

After technical analysis of the email IDs, it was found that Tahar Singh created the email accounts and Omprakash Mishra sent the threat messages, it added.

Singh and Mishra are both residents of Gonda and work in a paramedical institute, the statement said. The STF is probing the matter further, it added.

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