The duo was picked up from areas under the Phulwarisharif police station in Patna and booked under sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Patna: The police on Wednesday arrested two activists of the banned organization Popular Front of India (PFI) for allegedly conspiring to to make India an Islamic nation by 2047 and hatch a plot to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit on July 12.
The duo was picked up from areas under the Phulwarisharif police station and booked under sections of the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).
Athar Parvez and Md Jalaluddin were reportedly being trained in Phulwarisharif 15 days ahead of PM Modi’s visit. The police said Parvez and Jalaluddin held meetings on July 6 and 7 to plot ways to target PM Modi. In a raid at their office, the police found incriminating documents, including one which was titled — ‘2047 India Towards Rule of Islamic India’. As many as 25 PFI pamphlets were also recovered from their possession.
The police said while Jalaluddin is a retired personnel of the Jharkhand Police, Parvez is a member of the banned outfit Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
Patna SSP Manavjit Singh Dhillon said a police team led by Phulwarisharif Additional SP Manish Kumar raided a house named Ahmad Palace at Nayatola Nahar Par and arrested the duo. Jalaluddin is said to be the owner of Ahmad Palace who had rented his house to Parvez.
The probe revealed that most of the youths who visited Ahmad Palace used to come from Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and other states to take training in terror plotting.
The police also said that the accused used to receive money from many Islamic countries, including Pakistan, Bangladesh and Turkey to run the anti-national campaigns.