NIA Takes Over Bihar’s PFI Terror Module Case

| Updated: 23 July, 2022 2:02 pm IST
Investigations are part of the NIA's crackdown on top gangsters and their weapons suppliers based in Haryana and Punjab in general

NEW DELHI: Days after the Bihar Police arrested five member of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were allegedly part of a module that sought to target those “who make adverse and objectionable” comments against Islam, the NIA on Saturday said it will probe possible terror angle to the case.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

A senior NIA official privy to the matter told The New Indian, “We have registered a case on the basis of the order of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).”

The agency received the ministry order on Friday night, the official said.

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The action comes days after three PFI members from Bihar’s Patna and one member, an advocate, from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier this month, the Patna Police arrested Athar Parvez, who was associated with the Ghazwa-e-Hind group and had also created two WhatsApp groups with his Pakistan mobile number; Mohammad Jallauddin, a retired policeman from Jharkhand; Arman Malik; and Marguv Ahmad Danish, who was allegedly part of Pakistan-based radical groups from Phulwari Sharief area.

On July 16, the Patna Police, with the help of the UP STF, arrested advocate Nuruddin Jangi, a native of Bihar’s Darbhanga, from Lucknow.

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According to Patna Police officials, Danish was in continuous touch with one Pakistan man named Faizan. It said that Danish had worked in Dubai from 2006-2020.

After the arrest of Danish, Patna SSP Manavjit Singh Dhillon had said, “We intercepted phone numbers and found anti-national content. The person was associated with the Ghazwa-e-Hind group.”

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Dhillon had said that Danish is a permanent resident of Gaya’s Bitho Sharif area and his family members are also based in Pakistan’s Karachi. He said that Danish is also associated with the radical group Tehreek-e-Labbaik based in Pakistan.

With the arrests, the police had busted a terror module which planned to make India an Islamic nation by 2047. There was also a plot to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit on July 12.

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