8 PFI members get bail as police fail to prove ‘unlawful’ activities

New Delhi, December 02 (KMS): A Delhi court has granted bail to eight members of the now banned prominent Muslim organization, Popular Front of India (PFI), after the police failed to prove their involvement in ‘unlawful’ activities.

They were arrested during investigation into the case related to ban on PFI and were charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

The Modi-led fascist Indian government on September 28 this year banned the PFI and its associates as well as affiliates for a period of five years.

“The investigating officer has not been able to show sufficient incriminating material against the accused persons collected during the investigation that as to when accused persons were in custody from September 27 and remained in Tihar Jail till October 4 or October 3, then how the accused persons have carried out such an activities which are aimed at advocating, abetting or inciting/assisting any unlawful activity of unlawful organisation,” the court order stated.

“It is further submitted that they were in fact picked up from the jail itself and were not apprehended from the place as alleged against them,” the court noted in its order.

The lawyer, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, representing the accused, had even argued before the court that they were unlawfully picked up and detained by the police.

Mohammad Shoaib, Abdul Rab, Habeeb Asghar Jamali and Mohammad Waris Khan were arrested on October 3 and Abdullah, Sheikh Gulfam Hussain, Mohammad Shoeb and Mohsin Waqar were arrested on October 5.

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