New Delhi: Journalist and three others detained by UP Police on way to Hathras. The men were headed to Hathras from Delhi in a car when they were stopped and detained, the police said.The Yogi Adityanath government blames the PFI for protests in the state against the citizen law – Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) – that began last year and wants it banned.
According to the cops, the four men – Atiq-ur Rehman, Siddique, Masood Ahmed and Alam – were stopped at a toll after they received information that some “suspicious people were on their way to Hathras from Delhi”.
Their mobile phones, a laptop and some literature, “which could have an impact on peace, and law and order in the state”, have been seized, the police said in an official statement. During questioning, the men revealed they had links with the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associate organisation Campus Front of India (CFI), the police claimed.