- Mar 10, 2009
Man attacks Shahi Imam, tries to set him on fire
NEW DELHI: Evening prayers at Jama Masjid were dramatically interrupted on Sunday after a 34-year-old man hurled kerosene on the Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, and charged at him with a lighter in an apparent attempt to set him ablaze. However, the Imam's guards were able to apprehend the attacker in the nick of time and hand him over to the police.
The attacker was identified as Kamaaluddin alias Kamaal, a resident of south 24 Parganas in West Bengal. An FIR under section 307 (attempt to murder) has been registered at the local police station and the accused has been arrested, a senior cop said.