UP ATS raids Madrasha & house of Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh

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Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui

New Delhi:  Days after arresting Islamic scholar Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui from Meerut on charges of religious conversation, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday carried out a search operation in Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi.

The UP ATS conducted the search on the basis of an order from a court, reported Aaj Tak.

Notably, Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui’s organisation Global Peace Center is located in F- Block of Shaheen Bagh.

The channel reported that the ATS has raided premises related to Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui. Documents related to funding have been reportedly seized by the ATS.

Siddiqui, the 64-year-old Islamic scholar, is a prominent cleric from Uttar Pradesh and the president of both the Global Peace Center and the Jamia Imam Waliullah Trust.

As per the ATS, Siddiqui was running India’s “biggest (religious) conversion syndicate”.

Uttar Pradesh Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said Siddiqui’s Jamia Imam Waliullah Trust conducted illegal religious conversions under the guise of running “communal harmony” programmes.

“Investigation shows that Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui’s trust received Rs 3 crore in foreign funding including Rs 1.5 crore from Bahrain. Six teams of ATS have been formed to investigate this case,” Kumar added.-IANS

 

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