Guwahati, 22 Sep: Ten leaders of Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested today in connection with SOU PS case No. 02/2022, U/S 120(B)/124(A)/153(A)/353 IPC on charges of posing grave threat to the national security.
The arrested were identified as Aminul Hoque, Abdul Razzak, Robiul Hussain, Nazrul Islam Bhuyan, Rafiqul Islam, Abu Sama Ahmed, Farhad Ali,Khalilur Rahman, Mufti Rahmatullah, Bazlul Karim
Assam Police today informed that these leaders of the PFI were making an all-out efforts to foment communal strife throughout the state of Assam. They were indulging in whipping up the communal passion and sentiments of the religious minority by criticizing every policy of the Government with communal overtones which include Citizenship Amendment Act. (CAA), NRC (National Register of Citizens) and ‘D’-Voter, the new state Education Policy, Cattle Protection Act., extension of AFSPA, TET examination, Agnipath scheme, eviction of encroached government lands with a view to term these actions of the Government as an attack on the Muslim community.
They were also obstructing the government servants in performing government duty by use of force, while the organisation was trying to conduct several programmes in some districts of Assam by violating prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC”.