Eastern Times ,New Delhi: In a statement Popular Front of India (PFI) strongly condemned the arrests of its members Anshad and Firoz by theUttar Pradesh STF by creating a ridiculous fake story of terror attack.
In a release PFI claimed that both the persons were residents of Kerala and had visited West Bengal and Bihar for the expansion work of the organization.
‘On 11th February morning 5:40 am both of them boarded a train from Katihar, Bihar to Mumbai.
As per their families they last contacted them on the evening of 11th Feb after which they were not reachable ontheir phone.
The family had filed a complaint at local police station in Kerala on 16th Feb morning.
It was after filing the complaint by family that the UP STF hurriedly called a press conference andp resented this fabricated story of their arrest and the imaginary terror attacks’, claimed PFI in therelease.
It also daid that A fake story was being created by the UP police which was known for making film scripts to justify it’s illegal activities.
The statement further said that the arrest of Anshad and Firoz on 11th Feb by the UP police and presenting them to media on 16th Feb is yetanother attempt by the UP gov’t to create a fake narrative of “threat to national security”.
It is nowevident that on 11th evening while, the train was running through UP, both of them might have beenkidnapped by the UP STF at any of the railway station in UP and kept in illegal custody and tortured
PFI claimed that The BJP led UP state government was known to target dissent and the CM himself had made his intention clear to target Popular Front.
The fascist government led by Yogi Adityanath had earlier tried to labelPopular Front state adhoc committee members as the mastermind of the alleged anti-CAA protestviolence which the police failed to prove in the court resulting in the Popular Front adhoc committeemembers getting released on bail, the statement said.
PFI claimed that the UP police, later, also tried to link Popular Front to an imaginary“incitement of caste violence” at Hathras by arresting 3 student organization activists and a journalistwho were travelling to meet the family of the Hathras rape victim
‘Popular Front will not be intimidated by such attempts by the BJP led government at state and centre.We demand a CBI enquiry on this arrest as the STF itself is the culprit in this case.
The organization willavail all legal and democratic means to release its members and also defeat the nefarious plans of theBJP and RSS’, PFI in the statement stated.