GUWAHATI, NOV 13: In a major development, Assam police with the help of Karnataka police arrested a leader of the student wing Popular Front of India(PFI) from Bengaluru, was brought to Guwahati on Sunday.
PFI has been banned in India after their many leaders found involved in terrorist activities.
The leader have been identified as Amir Hamza of Assam’s Baksa district.
Hamza, who was absconding, was on Friday night apprehended by a team of the Assam Police in the southern city, where he was hiding with some families from Tripura.
“The Assam Police team along with arrested Campus Front of India (CFI) leader Amir Hamza has reached Guwahati from Bengaluru,” A ssam police stated in a press statement.
He was given three days’ transit remand by the additional chief metropolitan magistrate of the southern city and will be produced before the chief judicial magistrate, Guwahati on Monday.
A search operation was conducted in Hamza’s resident in Baksa district and various incriminating documents and posters were recovered, the Assam police said in the statement.
The seized items include posters against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the BJP, the RSS and the ABVP, and in support of hijab.
Letterheads of PFI and CFI, and several number of bank passbooks were also recovered from his house, the police statement added.
At least 40 PFI activists have been arrested from different parts of the state so far. Assam police have started massive crackdown against PFI after their many leaders were found involved with terrorist activities.
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