NIA files chargesheet against 4 in connection with Patna PFI case | India News


NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday filed a chargesheet against four persons in a case relating to a conspiracy linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI) to disrupt the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Patna on July 12, 2022 and also give shape to other unlawful and anti-national activities.
The accused — Athar Parvej of Muslim Raghopur village in Patna; Md Jalaluddin Khan of Phulwarisharif in Patna; Nooruddin Zangi of Lalbagh, Darbhanga; and Arman Malick alias Md Imteyaz Anwer of Phulwarisharif — were associated with PFI, which has since been declared as an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
According to the chargesheet, they had assembled in Phulwarisharif area of Patna a day before the Prime Minister’s July 2022 visit to Bihar, with an intent to carry out acts of terror and violence.
The accused arranged rented accommodation in Ahmad Palace in Phulwarisharif and used its premises for imparting terror training besides holding meetings to plan and execute such acts. The accused also collected funds, recruited members and encouraged their followers to establish Islamic Rule in India by 2047, says the chargesheet.
Two persons were apprehended during the raids on July 11 and several incriminating articles and documents related to PFI were seized. The case was initially registered on June 12, 2022 at Phulwarisharif police station and re-registered by NIA on July 22.
The accused have been booked under various sections of the anti-terror law, UPAPA, and IPC.


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