A Madrasa student in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband has been detained over a social media post threatening another ‘Pulwama-like terror attack’. Though the student has been detained and being interrogated, security forces have also been asked to remain on high alert.
The matter came to light after an X user, formerly Twitter, tagged UP Police and alerted them about a ‘Pulwama-like terror’ threat.
The accused who has been held and identified as Mohammad Talha Mazar wrote on his social media post, “Inshallah, soon a second Pulwama will happen”. The Saharanpur police came into action and arrested the accused from Deoband.
Madrasa student Mohammad Talha Mazhar, who was caught by the team of Khankah police station in Deoband, is said to be a resident of Jamshedpur Seraikela in Jharkhand. He was pursuing some religious education in Deoband.
Saharanpur SSP Dr Vipin Tada said that the accused is being interrogated and action will be taken accordingly.
Reported by Khalid Hasan