LUCKNOW: Three days after the arrest of three Popular Front of India (PFI) men, who were allegedly part of a “potential terror module” that sought to target those “who make adverse” comments against Islam, the Bihar Police with the help of UP STF arrested another member from Lucknow on Saturday.
Based on the revelations made by two arrested accused Athar Parvez and Mohammad Jallauddin during the interrogation, the Patna Police shared some inputs with Uttar Pradesh STF which arrested the accused identified as Nuruddin Jangi.
Jangi, a native of Bihar’s Darbhanga, is an advocate by profession. He was arrested near Mavaiya metro station in Alam Bagh on Saturday evening.
The police claimed that the accused were planning to disrupt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Patna.
As per the police, Nuruddin held a meeting with Parvez, Jallauddin and other members of PFI to execute their plan. Patna Police had recovered pamphlets, booklets and flags following the arrests from Patna’s Phulwari Sharief area.
Nuruddin joined PFI in 2015. He has been an active member of PFI and its political wing Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) ever since, said the Uttar Pradesh Police.
In 2020, he contested Bihar assembly elections from SDPI but got just 600 votes.
For the past few days, he had been staying in Lucknow’s Charbagh area and representing cases of SDPI and PFI members in court.