A group of Hindutva militants on Monday night set off explosives in a Dargah in the Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh. Hazrat Bheda Peer Dargah Sharif was partially damaged in the attack.
The caretaker of the Darga Khadim Noor Sah and the pilgrims were thrashed of the Dargah with sticks.
The perpetrators left a pamphlet that threatens to kill nearby Muslims if the tomb will be rebuilt. It was also claimed that the dargah was involved in converting Hindus to Islam.
“If a Hindu goes to the tomb, we will target the Muslims,” reads the pamphlet.
Maktoob spoke to journalist Kashif Kakvi, he told that there were about 20-25 people,
“They first tried to blow up the dargah with explosives, then tied Baba’s hands and feet, snatched the money and then threw him about 500m away from the dargah,” Kashif Kakvi, a local journalist told Maktoob.
Noor Baba has filed a complaint after which an FIR has been registered against 24 unidentified people under the Indian Penal Code for inciting riots, causing damage to the place of worship, etc.
Speaking to Maktoob, SP Suraj Verma confirmed the attack.
“Last night some unidentified people damaged the religious place by using gunpowder and beat up some people and drove them away. BDS squad has also been called to investigate the explosion,” says Verma.
“At present, a case has been registered against unidentified persons under sections 147, 148, 149, 295, 323, after the investigation as it is, will be done.”