Hathras Case: UP Police Arrests Four PFI Men In Mathura

Four people, said to have links with alleged radical group Popular Front of India (PFI) and an associate outfit, were arrested on their way to UP’s Hathras.

On Monday (October 5), Uttar Pradesh Police arrested four people who are said to have links with an alleged radical group called Popular Front of India (PFI), for their alleged involvement in stoking violence in Hathras. The police said that four PFI men were arrested at Mathura while they were on their way to Hathras from Delhi. The four accused were arrested at Mathura’s toll plaza when the police were checking vehicles after receiving a tip-off that some suspicious people were moving towards Hathras from Delhi. The four were identified after an investigation.

The four men are namely Atiq-ur-Rehman of Muzaffarnagar, Siddique of Malappuram, Masood Ahmed of Bahraich and Alam of Rampur. Police claimed that they have seized their mobile phones, laptops and some literature, which could disturb peace and stability in Uttar Pradesh. According to UP Police, the four accused had links with the PFI and its associate organisation Campus Front of Indian (CFI). It is to be noted that earlier UP Police had earlier sought a ban on PFI for the organisation’s involvement in violent protests against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

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