Three PFI members arrested
Three PFI members arrested

Lucknow violence: 3 PFI members arrested

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2019 18:15 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 23 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested three members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with the violent protests in Lucknow on December 19 against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and National Register of Citizens (NRC), police said.
Among those arrested are PFI state president Waseem Ahmad, Nadeem and Ashfaq.
According to a statement by police, 33 cases were registered in police stations across Lucknow regarding the violence.
As many as 879 people have been arrested while 5000 were 'bound down' as a preventive measure in Uttar Pradesh, in the wake of the violent protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and proposed NRC.
"Adequate police arrangements have been made in all districts in the wake of protests. Police, Paramilitary, Rapid Action Force (RAF), PAC, Quick Reaction Team (QRTs) are patrolling the areas," said OP Singh, Director General of Police (DGP), UP.
"Till now, 879 people have been arrested under substantive offences while 5000 persons who may instigate violence or vitiate atmosphere are bound down on the basis of suspicion," he added. (ANI)

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