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Pages of Quran found in Ghaziabad, police suspect mischief

Nearly two weeks after desecrated pages of the Quran sparked off violence at Dasna in Ghaziabad, some more pages with 8-10 mobile numbers scribbled over them were found by locals on the railway tracks near the Old Ghaziabad railway station on Wednesday, the police said.

india Updated: Sep 26, 2012 23:44 IST
HT Correspondent

Nearly two weeks after desecrated pages of the Quran sparked off violence at Dasna in Ghaziabad, some more pages with 8-10 mobile numbers scribbled over them were found by locals on the railway tracks near the Old Ghaziabad railway station on Wednesday, the police said.

The police, however, refused to divulge whether the pages were desecrated or not.

Police officials said some rag-pickers spotted the pages near the railway tracks and handed them over to a scrap dealer on Tuesday afternoon.

"The scrap dealer took the pages to his house. His father realised that these were of a religious book and 8-10 mobile numbers were written on them. The dealer's father handed the pages to the Imam of a local mosque on Wednesday morning," said superintendent of police SS Yadav.

Officials said the locals wanted to bury the pages but then called on one of the mobile numbers. The call was traced to the owner of a farmhouse on NH-58, who immediately informed the police.

"The owner of the farmhouse has no connection with the incident and it seems that someone tried to make mischief," the SP added.

Police officials also said that some of the mobile numbers had five digits and eight digits.

"Only the farmhouse owner's mobile number had 10 digits," said the SP.

Meanwhile, the police have registered an FIR under Sections 295 and 153A , IPC, against unidentified persons on a complaint filed by a local resident.

The incident led to a mob build-up at the Masuri police station followed by widespread violence. Six persons, including five teenagers, were killed in the violence and police firing.

The police lodged an FIR under relevant sections of the IPC against 5,000 rioters involved in the incident.