Kolkata: Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque Barkati has been attacked by some outsiders on Thursday. None of them has been identified by the Mosque members. But Kolkata24x7 has revealed sensational information behind this attack. Updesh Rana, resident of Uttar Pradesh, has led an attack on Barkati on Thursday. Rana said in a telephonic conversation with Kolkata24x7 team. Barkati followers did not catch the attackers after this incident.
Earlier, in a promotional campaign for Mamata Banerjee, The Shahi Imam of Kolkata’s Tipu Sultan Mosque, Maulana Noorur Rahman Barkati declared an award of Rupees 25 lakhs for shaving the head and beard of PM Narendra Modi.
The Imam was speaking at a joint conference by the All India Majlis-e-Sura and All India Minority Forum. Updesh Rana came to Kolkata from Mumbai to challenge Shahi Imam for his controversial remark. Near about 150 followers were come with him into Kolkata. They demand unconditional apology for insulting the PM Modi. Updesh Rana said in an exclusive interview with Kolkata24x7.
After This, Updesh Rana was posted a video on Youtube. Upodesh is a resident of Meerut, UttarPradesh. He worked in Mumbai. He also said that he is not from any political party. Apart from this Rana told that at first he is a true Indian and for this we came here to protest against this fatwa and Imam. Maulana Noorur Rahman Barkati will organize press conference tomorrow and will address secular vs. communal.
Now Rana came with his two hundreds followers in Kolkata. The scene of attack also was captured by a fellow of Updesh Rana today. Rana also said that now he got relief after beating the Imam. But twist is that Imam blamed RSS or may be Rajya Sabha MP Nadimul Haque for this nasty incident. Without mentioning the name, Barkati said today that, “The people protest against me through an Urdu newspaper.”