Police have said that they had information that several foreign Islamic preachers were hiding in the Mosque. The police have now registered an FIR against the miscreants.
Police team attacked by Muslim mob in Gidarganj, Andharatadhi in Madhubani District of Bihar (Photo courtesy: Dainik Jagran)
Bullets were fired and stones pelted upon police from a Mosque in Madhubani, Bihar allegedly by the members of Tablighi Jamaat. In yet another shocking act of deliberate violation of lockdown, a Muslim mob in Gidarganj village in Andharatharhi block of Jahanjharpur of Madhubani district, Bihar not only gathered to offer Namaz but also attacked and pelted stones at the police who went there to stop them from doing so.
According to the local sources, on March 31, the police received information that over 100 Muslims have been staying in a Mosque in Gidarganj village. Seeing the crowd, police and administration officials asked people to follow the lockdown and maintain social distancing to prevent corona infection. When the cops became strict when their order was not obeyed, people from inside the Mosque started stone pelting from the roofs. Consequently, policemen were chased for almost a kilometre by the Muslim mob.
Several policemen were injured in the stone pelting, including the Zonal Officer. They also fired bullets in order to kill the police. Circle Officer, along with other police personnel, suffered injuries. The SHO and BDO somehow escaped from the spot and saved their lives. The attackers damaged an administration car and sunk it in a pond. There is an atmosphere of fear in Andrathadri police station to Gidarganj.
Police were reported to have joined several people in the Jamaat in the Mosque. There were also reports of people who returned from travelling abroad to join the Jamaat.
Jhanjharpur SDPO has also confirmed the attack.
According to Madhubani SP Dr Satyaprakash, there was information about some Islamic foreigners hidden in the Mosque. Based on this information, when local police reached the spot, the miscreants started pelting stones on them. The police have now registered an FIR against these unknown miscreants.
According to reports, Gidarganj village in Andharathadhi block of Madhubani district, Bihar is a Muslim dominated locality. Many attackers from the village have reportedly fled after this incident. However, the name of one Mohammad Muswa has emerged as one of the prime suspects. Muswa is allegedly a close aide of the RJD block president and Madna villages’ former chief, Ojera Khatoon.
Recently, the Tablighi Jamaat held a religious event on March 21 in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, which has since turned out to be an epicentre of the Chinese coronavirus transmission in the country.