UP Police arrests 4 PFI men from Mathura for plotting violence in Hathras
The four were identified as Atiq-ur Rehman of Muzaffarnagar, Siddique of Malappuram, Masood Ahmed of Bahraich, and Alam of Rampur.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested four suspected men who are said to have links with the extremist Islamic group Popular Front of India (PFI). The Police arrested these men on the suspicion of fueling violence in Hathras. Police arrested them on Monday, October 5, at Mathura Toll Plaza, when they were on the way to Hathras.
Monitoring the volatile situation in Hathras due to the political outrage over the alleged rape and murder of a girl, the Police had received information that some men related to a radical Islamic group are planning some violent activities in Hathras. The information said that the PFI had arranged funds to instigate caste-based violence in Hathras and create a law and order situation.
However, the prompt action by the Uttar Pradesh Police exposed this plot and arrested the suspected men.
The four were identified as 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.
While briefing the media bout the arrest, ADG law and order Prashant Kumar said, “Police had received information that some suspicious persons were going from Delhi towards Hathras, after which suspicious vehicles were checked at Math Toll Plaza, Mathura on Monday. During this time a swift When the Desire train (DL01ZC 1203) was stopped and four youths were interrogated, they came to know about their relationship with PFI and their associate organization CFI.”
In addition to this, the intelligence department has also alerted the district administrations of Agra, Lucknow, Mathura, Hathras, and other adjoining areas. The intelligence department has informed about a website by the name of Justice for Hathras where some radical groups are encouraging people to stage violent protests and attack the administrations.