Uttar Pradesh: Locals near the Chandi Mandir in Uttar Pradesh's Hapur has claimed that a young man allegedly offered 'namaaz' on the premises of the temple here on Friday. Following the complaint, police have launched a search for the accused. According to officials, the incident reportedly took place around 5 am at the Chandi Mandir.
Man offered 'namaaz' in temple
Women who were offering prayers in the temple claimed that when a man spread a cloth on the floor of the temple and started offering 'namaaz'. He was stopped by the temple's priest, they added.
After some time, some more people arrived and took the man out of the temple, the officials said.
District Magistrate Prerna Sharma and Superintendent of Police Abhishek Verma have sought information from the priest and those who were present there for the morning 'aarti'.
"Namaaz was offered on the temple premises"
"Namaaz was offered on the temple premises," an official of temple's management committee Navneet Agrawal claimed. The two officials said they got information about 'namaaz' being offered on the temple's premises. The matter is being investigated, they said.
Local BJP leaders and members of Hindu organisations have demanded action against the man. The officials said action will be taken after the probe is completed.
(with inputs from PTI)