Ahmed was arrested together with three others from Mathura once they have been heading to Hathras district from Delhi on October 5. The police mentioned the 4 accused have been allegedly affiliated to the PFI.
The PFI had been accused of funding protests in opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act throughout the nation earlier this 12 months and the UP police had sought a ban on the outfit.
Bahraich Superintendent of Police Vipin Mishra on Saturday mentioned, “A team of Mathura police on Friday spoke to the father of Masood Ahmed and his neighbours after reaching his residence located in Baraikaji locality in Jarwal Road area of the district. The team gathered evidence and also took statements from family members and neighbours. The team also obtained details about Masood from the local police.”
Meanwhile, Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police Gaurav Grover mentioned, “Information and details were collected about the arrested four people suspected to have links with CFI (Campus Front of India) — the student wing of PFI. Details about them were also obtained from their Delhi residence. After collecting all the evidence, the police will prepare its report.”
On October 5, police mentioned the 4 males with PFI hyperlinks have been taken into custody at a toll plaza in Mathura after a tip-off that suspicious folks have been heading to Hathras from Delhi.
The 4 males have been travelling in a automobile and recognized themselves as Atiq-ur Rehman from Muzaffarnagar, Siddique from Malappuram in Kerala, Ahmed from Bahraich and Alam from Rampur, they mentioned.
Their cellphones, laptops and a few literature, which might have an effect on “peace and order” have been seized, officers mentioned. During interrogation, it got here to mild that they’d hyperlinks with PFI and its affiliate organisation CFI, police mentioned.