This District In Uttar Pradesh Has Emerged As A Haven For Crime And Terror Activities

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 5, 2020 05:55 PM +05:30 IST
 This District In Uttar Pradesh Has Emerged As A Haven For Crime And Terror ActivitiesBareilly district in Uttar Pradesh 
  • Many cases of Islamist terror in the recent past have been traced to Bareilly.

Earlier this week, Shahrukh, the gunman whose pictures from the Delhi riots went viral, was arrested in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.

With his arrest, Bareilly has emerged before India's security establishment as a preferred shelter by criminals and people involved in terro- related activities.

There are other events that have brought Bareilly into focus for being a shelter lair for criminals on the run. Last year, a man accused in Kamlesh Tiwari’s murder was arrested from Bareilly in October.

According to this report, one Kaifi Ali Rizvi "gave shelter to the two accused and even ensured treatment of one of them who had been injured. He also provided them financial assistance."

This report points at men traced down to Bareilly, who were involved in terror funding activities through the black marketing of rail tickets.

They were part of a bigger group of people hailing from different states, zeroed on in Bareilly by the Railway Protection Force.

Shahrukh's presence in Bareilly has caught the attention of local media as well. Jagran says in its report:

शाहरुख के बरेली में होने की खास वजह सामने आई थी, वो यह थी कि शाहरुख के पिता साबिर राणा ड्रग्स तस्करी से जुड़ा है। बरेली के कई क्षेत्रों में भी स्मैक का बड़ा कारोबार होता है। जिसको लेकर संभावना व्यक्त की जा रही थी कि यहां शरण लेने के लिए शाहरुख के पिता ने बरेली के किसी ड्रग्स माफिया से संपर्क किया हो, जिसके यहां उसने शरण ले रखी हो।

(Specific reasons have emerged from Shahrukh's arrest in Bareilly, which are that his father Sabir Rana is associated with drug smuggling. Huge trading in drugs takes place in Bareilly, which led to the possibility that his father might have got in touch with one of the drug mafias here in Bareilly, where Shahrukh took shelter).

The report also gives a mention to connections found here to fake currency used towards terror funding, by the NIA and other agencies and arrests made of people associated with smuggling.

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