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6 Popular Front (PFI) Members Arrested By Anti-Terror Agency In Uttar Pradesh

Standard Entrance (PFI): Over 106 PFI members have been arrested throughout a number of states. (Representational)


Stepping up the crackdown on the Standard Entrance of India, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad arrested six members of the organisation from two totally different cities and recovered “objectionable literature” amongst different supplies from them, stated the ATS on Saturday.

4 members of PFI had been arrested from Meerut on the intervening night time of Friday and Saturday whereas two others had been arrested in Varanasi throughout the identical interval final night time.

The arrested accused in Meerut had been recognized as Mohammad Shadab Aziz Qasmi hailing from Shamli, Maulana Sajid (Shamli), Mufti Shahzad (Ghaziabad), Mohammad Islam Qasmi (Muzaffarnagar).

A case below sections 120B, 121A, 153A, 295A, 109, 505(2) and Part 13(1) (B) Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act has been registered on the Police Station Kharkhoda in Meerut.

Accused named Rizwan Ahmed and Mohammad Shahid had been arrested from over bridge below development at Kazzakpura railway crossing in Varanasi.

A case below sections 121A, 153A, 295A, 109,120B IPC and 13(AB) UAP Act has been registered in Thana Adampur, Varanasi.

In the meantime, the largest-ever crackdown that was carried out towards the Standard Entrance of India (PFI) members unfold throughout 15 states was code-named “Operation Octopus”, sources stated on Saturday.

The joint groups of the Nationwide Investigative Company (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested over 106 PFI members in a number of raids unfold throughout a number of states on September 22.

The states the place the raids had been carried out included Andhra Pradesh (4 locations), Telangana (1), Delhi (19), Kerala (11), Karnataka (8), Tamil Nadu (3), Uttar Pradesh (1), Rajasthan (2), Hyderabad (5), Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur.

The searches had been carried out in reference to 5 instances registered by the NIA following “continued inputs and proof” that the PFI leaders and cadres had been concerned within the funding of terrorism and terrorist actions, organising coaching camps for offering armed coaching and radicalising folks to affix banned organisations.

A lot of legal instances have been registered in several states over the previous few years towards the PFI and its leaders and members for his or her involvement in lots of violent acts.

The PFI had on Friday known as for a 12-hour shutdown in Kerala, which turned violent in components of the state. Stone-pelting was witnessed at numerous locations, together with on the RSS workplace at Mattannur in Kannur. Two police officers had been additionally injured within the incident in Kollam.

The Kerala Excessive Courtroom initiated a suo motu case towards PFI leaders who known as for a strike within the state towards the arrest of its members by the NIA.

Notably, as per a Kerala HC order on January 7, 2019, no one can name for a bandh within the state with out prior discover of seven days.

Taking cognisance of the matter, the courtroom directed the police to make sure that “satisfactory measures are put in place to stop any harm/destruction to public/non-public property of Authorities/residents who don’t assist the decision for hartal“.

“Ample police safety shall even be granted to all public utility companies that apprehend violence, by the hands of these supporting the unlawful hartal,” the courtroom added.

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