Soon after the prayers were over, a commotion erupted near the tank. “Someone had thrown the religious book which had dirt stains on it into the hauz,” said Dr Mufti Mukarram Ahmed, Imam of the Fatehpuri Masjid.There are eight CCTV cameras in the mosque premises but none of them are working.
“The Waqf board is supposed to repair or replace these CCTV cameras,” he said. M Nafis of Youth Service Mission, an NGO from the area, said, “This seems to be a deliberate action by the miscreant/s ahead creating trouble for the community ahead of the holy month of Ramzan that starts next week.”
A complaint has been lodged with the local police with police personnel stationed at the mosque in the afternoon. Police said they are investigating the case.