A special NIA court on Monday awarded a death sentence to Murtaza Abbasi, arrested in connection with an attack on security personnel stationed at UP’s Gorakhnath temple in April last year.

The accused had attacked Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary personnel stationed at the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur. Murtaza Abbasi, a chemical engineer, was arrested after a brief chase.

The interrogation of Murtaza Abbasi had revealed the accused’s connection to the militant organisation Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to UP Additional director general of police (Law and Order), Murtaza Abbasi had taken the oath of fighting for ISIS and was providing financial assistance to supporters of the militant organisation.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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