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The two, who reached Lucknow from Kerala on the information of intelligence agencies, were arrested on Tuesday evening near Kukrail Bandh.
- In STF interrogation, both of them said that Uttar Pradesh was planning a criminal conspiracy to wage war against the government.
- Both the accused arrested are from Kerala, today came to Lucknow by train
The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) has arrested the leaders of Hindu religious organizations in the state and two active members of the PFI who were conspiring to attack Hindu shrines. The two members of Kerala have one Asad Badruddin and Feroze Khan. Assad Badruddin is said to be the commander. Both of them had come to Lucknow to deliver explosive material to carry out a big event in different areas of Uttar Pradesh on the day of Basant Panchami. Additional Director General of Police Law and Order Prashant Kumar said that, February 17 is the foundation day of PFI. Earlier there was a conspiracy to attack Hinduist organizations or religious places in the state. The two, who arrived in Lucknow from Kerala on the information of intelligence agencies, were arrested on Tuesday evening from near Kukarel Bandh. Other agencies are being questioned by the STF team.
Explosive material has been recovered
Explosive material has also been recovered from both the accused. Along with the detonator and the shocking documents have also been found, both of them have been told to PFI. 16 high quality compliant devices have been received from them. 32 bore pistols have been found. The STF had been getting information for a few days that the people of PFI are planning to attack many important sensitive places of UP and big office bearers of Hindu organizations to wage war against the government of the country and also strong members of special category were making. According to the information, the STF had activated the informers. The STF was informed on February 11 that some people would come to Lucknow by train. After which the accused were arrested. His plan was to spread terror and envy among the general public on Basant Panchami.
16 high quality compliant devices have been received from them. 32 bore pistols have been found.
Which leaders were targeted?
ADG Prashant Kumar told that it is not right to tell which leaders were on his target. There is a lot to inquire about them. The name of the PFI organization also came up in Hathras. The accused were then denied any such incident.
123 active PFI members have been arrested in the last one year
ADG Law and Order Prashant Kumar said that, when there was violence in Delhi, some such documents were also found. Their involvement may also be there. These people wanted to form small groups. February 17 is also PFI’s foundation day, an alert has also been kept for this. He said that 123 active members of the PFI have been caught in the last one year and we have an eye on the rest of their colleagues. They will be presented in the court tomorrow, along with the goods recovered from them, we will present them in the court as evidence and take their remand.