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2 top PFI members arrested for role in Delhi riots: Police

Source: PTI  -  Edited By: Hemant Waje
March 13, 2020 10:50 IST
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The police on Thursday arrested two members of the Popular Front of India for their alleged involvement in communal riots amid anti-CAA protests in the North East Delhi, in which over 50 persons were killed, officials said.

IMAGE: Charred remains of vehicles set ablaze by rioters during communal violence over the amended citizenship law at Shiv Vihar area of the riot-affected north east Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo

The accused have been identified as PFI president Parvez and secretary Iliyas, they said.

The two were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, the officials said.


The police had on Monday arrested 33-year-old Mohammad Danish, a PFI member and a resident of Trilokpuri, for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to incite communal riots in North East Delhi.

Sources said some documents recovered from him also established the PFI role in providing logistical and financial support to protesters.

It was through these documents that police came to know of the roles of Parvez and Iliyas in the riots.

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