TDN World Desk:The Uttar Pradesh government’s proposal to ban the Popular front of India may backfire since the Yogi police failed to produce ‘substantial proof’ against the organisation of peddling violence as alleged before.
Reportedly, Popular Front of India’s (PFI) president Washim ahmed has been granted bail on Tuesday on ground of lack of concrete evidence.
Speaking to media persons,as quoted by National heral, PFI president Wasim Ahmed said, “The government is merely trying to malign the organisation but without any concrete proof. As many as 19 of the 25 PFI members, arrested by the police, have been granted bail because the police had no evidence against us.”
Along with Wasim ahmed 19 activists of the organisation were released on Tuesday after court hearing.
Next week, another court hearing will be held as two other members of the organisation -Nadeem Ali (treasurer) and Ashfaq (divisional president) – yet to get bail.
Ashfaq, Nadeem Ali and Wasim Ahmed- three leading figures from the organisation were arrested by the Lucknow police on Dec.23. They were charged of keeping inflammatory literature, posters, CD cassettes and banners.
Another key member of the organisation Shadab was released on Tuesday. Vineet Jaiswal, the police superintendent of Shamli, on record gave statement on shadab after arresting him that PFI members were involved in provoking Muslims at Kairana Eidgah. Jaiswal particularly held Shadab responsible for unleashing anti-social activities in the two neighbouring districts- Meerut and Muzaffarnagar.
it is to be noted that, Yogi Adityanath’s government in Uttar pradesh had brought proposal against Popular Front of running anti-national activities. Besides, the state government further alleged that this organisation is nothing but a re-structured embodiment of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).