Mathura: An FIR has been registered against four PFI linked members who were arrested in Mathura on Monday. The police have applied Section 17 of the UAPA, which deals with “raising funds for a terrorist act”.
The four were identified as Atiq-ur Rehman of Muzaffarnagar, Siddique Kappan of Malappuram, Masood Ahmed of Bahraich and Alam of Rampur. Mobile phones, laptops and some literature were seized from the possession.
Kappan, a contributor for a popular Kerala-based website, is also the secretary of the Delhi unit of Kerala Union of Working Journalists.
According to FIR, they were heading to Hathras from Delhi to disrupt peace as part of larger conspiracy.