Popular Front of India’s Delhi chief, secretary arrested for ‘instigating, funding riots’


New Delhi: Popular Front of India (PFI) Delhi chief Parvez Ahmed and Secretary Mohammad Iliyas were arrested by the Delhi Police’s special cell for alleged involvement in Delhi riots.

“The duo has been arrested for their alleged role in instigating people during the Delhi riots,” a senior official said. “Their role has also surfaced in the funding of the riots,” he added.

Iliyas is a resident of Shiv Vihar, also contested in the 2020 Delhi Assembly polls from Karawal Nagar on a ticket from SDPI.

Parvez and Illiyas are likely to be produced before Delhi’s Patiala House Court later.

Earlier Danish and Muqeet of Front have been arrested for participating in CAA protests.

Another person Abdul Waris was also detained by police but  released later at the evening Wednesday.


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