Mahant Ramsharan Das of Narsingh Temple, located a few steps away from Raiganj police post of Ayodhya Kotwali, is missing for the last 8 days. His search has been intensified by the police, in this sequence the police also released his poster on Wednesday. Three police teams are active to find them. A surveillance team has also been deployed. For the last 3 days, the police is searching everywhere, but the Mahant is nowhere to be found. In search of the missing, the police have pasted posters from Ayodhya to many districts. According to the local people, the 90-year-old Mahant did not leave the temple premises for the last several years. There was police deployment there after the dispute. If Mahant was going somewhere, then why didn’t the police come to know about it immediately?
It may be mentioned that on August 18, a dispute started regarding the possession of the Narasimha temple. There was also a blast in the premises of the temple on the same date after which the police took the priest into custody along with some of the people living in the temple. The case became high profile within a few hours and Kotwali was besieged by some prominent saints and sages of Ayodhya. After the intervention of the saints, the Ayodhya police had also registered a case against seven people named in several serious sections, including murderous assault on temple property, possession of temple property, and released the priest of the temple. The district administration had deployed two policemen for the security of the temple and Mahant.
A new twist came in the case when the police got the news of Mahant’s disappearance on the 15th. Temple priest Ram Shankar Das told that Mahant has gone to Prayagraj asking to take bath but his mobile is switched off for many days. In a hurry, the police started action by registering a missing case on the application of Anshuman Tiwari, who lives in the neighborhood. Initially, the police found it to be a normal incident, but when Mahant was not found in Prayagraj, the concern increased and three police teams were sent to different places. Along with this, the location of Mahant’s mobile is also being taken on surveillance, but the hands of the police are still empty.
According to the police, their CBR is completely blank due to non-operation of the CCTV cameras installed in the temple. No one has installed CCTV cameras in the surrounding areas. He told that the cameras installed in the entire Yellow Zone are being scrutinised. Along with this, police teams have gone to places like Prayagraj, Shravasti and Ambedkar Nagar to find them.
Video of the allegation went viral
A video of missing Mahant Ram Charan Das is going viral in which he is talking about conspiring to kill priest Ram Shankar Das. He has also described the priest as a drug addict. Told to complain about it to the police.