Panic gripped Barpeta’s Bahari area after threatening letters by a suspected jihadi group were found inside the Bahari Bunagohain temple premises in Barpeta on January 24.
The letters recovered from the Bahari Bunagohain Than were found undersigned by one Par Jihadi Club of Bandali Jan, threatening to carry out cow sacrifice inside the temple premises in the year 2024.
The letters also challenged Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asking his government to carry out an eviction drive at the Bandali forest reserve. Additionally, the group even asked CM Sarma to consume beef.
“For many years, Bahari Bunagohain Than has been conducting Akhand Bhagawat Path. Some miscreants calling themselves as jihadis, threw some threatening letters at the temple premises challenging the Chief Minister if he has the guts to carry out eviction at Bandali reserve. Additionally, the letters also tell CM to consume beef. Considering this, we now suspect that there is a presence of massive numbers of jihadis in the region”, said Bahari Satra Samiti President Kiran Medhi while speaking to media over the matter.
Locals and temple authorities informed Police from Tarabari police station in Bahari who reached the spot and seized the letters and started an investigation.
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