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Two PFI Members Arrested for Role in North East Delhi Riots, Says Police

The accused have been identified as PFI president Parvez and secretary Iliyas, Delhi Police said.

New Delhi: The police on Thursday arrested two members of the Popular Front of India for their alleged involvement in communal riots amid anti-CAA protests in the North East Delhi, in which over 50 persons were killed, officials said.

The accused have been identified as PFI president Parvez and secretary Iliyas, they said.

The two were arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police, the officials said.

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The police had on Monday arrested 33-year-old Mohammad Danish, a PFI member and a resident of Trilokpuri, for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to incite communal riots in North East Delhi.

Sources said some documents recovered from him also established the PFI role in providing logistical and financial support to protesters.

It was through these documents that police came to know of the roles of Parvez and Iliyas in the riots.