Sources said there are four ‘hundis’ on the temple premises. In the night, three miscreants broke open ‘hundi’ no. 3 and decamped with the cash.
According to the UP Anti-Terrorism Squad, Abbasi was a member of a terrorist organisation and was directly involved in terrorist activities.
Abbasi was arrested and remanded in police custody for two weeks, police had said and alleged that he tried to forcibly enter the temple while raising a religious slogan.
According to senior police officials, Murtaza will be quizzed about his activities and links to people behind the attack.
The ATS, which has been entrusted with the investigation into the attack case and is conducting it in coordination with the UP STF, detained two persons from Deoband, Kanpur and Noida each.
Attack on cops at Gorakhnath temple: UP ATS team in Navi Mumbai to collect more info on accused Murtaza Abbasi
Abbasi had attacked two police constables with a sharp-edged weapon at a gate of the famed Gorakhnath temple and tried to barge into the premises on Sunday evening before he was overpowered.
The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) will probe the attack on policemen at the Gorakhnath temple.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath has announced an award of Rs 5 lakh each to the three constables who foiled the attack