Assam: Two Top PFI Leaders Arrested from Barpeta


Two top leaders of Assam’s unit of the banned group Popular Front of India (PFI) have been arrested from Barpeta, the police said.

Abu Sama Ahmed is the president of the PFI’s Assam unit, while Jakir Hussain is the state secretary of the banned group.

Police have recovered ₹ 1.5 lakh, four mobile phones and some pamphlets of the two outfits from their possession, officials said.
The centre had, in September last year, banned the PFI under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The Home Ministry said PFI and its affiliates have been indulging in unlawful activities “prejudicial to the integrity, sovereignty and security of the country”, and that they have the potential to disturb public peace and communal harmony.

“Several criminal activities and brutal murders have been committed by PFI members over the past to create reign of terror in public mind,” it said.