3 More Members Arrested In MP as Crackdown Against PFI Continues

BHOPAL: The crackdown against the banned outfit PFI continues as the MP Police arrested 3 members on charges of conspiring against the government and indulging in unlawful activities, an official said on Sunday. The accused have been sent into police remand until Feb 8th.

Two out of the 3 were arrested in Madhya Pradesh capital Bhopal on Saturday while the third one was arrested after being brought on a production warrant from Aurangabad (in Maharashtra) in connection with a case registered by the MP Police’s Special Task Force last year, the official said.

The three detained have been identified as Gulam Rasool Shah (37), a resident of Dhar district, Sajid Khan aka Gulam Nabi (56), a resident of Indore, and Parvez Khan (30), from Aurangabad.

The accused were booked under IPC sections 121A (conspiracy to wage war against government), 153B (assertions prejudicial to national integration), and 120B (criminal conspiracy), besides provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Accused Parvez arrested from Aurangabad was associated with the banned organization since 2017 as the Physical endurance instructor. Gulam Rasool was an active part of the outfit and inspired people to work for the organization. physical endurance (PE) instructor of the banned organization to impart the training on several occasions. Gulam Nabi used to look after the PFI’s financial management in Madhya Pradesh.

In the last couple of days, the police have taken 4 members into custody. Earlier on Friday, the police arrested PFI office-bearer Wasid Khan (26), a resident of Sheopur, in the same case.

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