PFI Chief, Secretary Arrested On Charges Of Instigating People During Delhi RiotsActivists of PFI during protest on the Anniversary of Babri Masjid Demolition in New Delhi.(Qamar Sibtain /India Today Group/Getty Images)

Popular Front of India (PFI) Delhi chief Parvez Ahmed and Secretary Mohammad Iliyas were arrested by the Delhi Police’s Special Cell in connection with the Delhi riots.

"The duo has been arrested for their alleged role in instigating the people during the Delhi riots," a senior official told IANS over the phone.

"Their role has also surfaced in the funding of the riots," the officer said. Iliyas is a resident of Shiv Vihar, also contested in the 2020 Delhi Assembly polls from Karawal Nagar on a ticket from SDPI.

Parvez and Illiyas are likely to be produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court later.

The police had earlier arrested PFI member Mohd Danish for hatching conspiracy to incite communal riots. Police had told the court that the accused was to be confronted with incriminating materials and other people in the case, reports India Today.

Danish was arrested for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to incite the communal riots in northeast Delhi, police had said. The arrest was also made by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. The PFI, which is a radical Islamist group, has been accused of funding protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

(With inputs from IANS)

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