The leader of the student wing of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) was arrested in Bengaluru today. Amir Hamja, who was on the run, was arrested on Friday night by a team of Assam Police led by a DSP.
“A team of Assam Police along with arrested Campus Front of India (CFI) leader Amir Hamja has reached Guwahati from Bengaluru,” the Assam Police said in a statement.
He was granted a three-day stay by a senior magistrate in the southern city. He will now be produced before the Chief Justice of Guwahati High Court tomorrow.
Hamja, a resident of Baksa district in Assam, fled as soon as the government banned PFI. When the police searched his home, they found several incriminating documents and posters. The seized items include posters against the Citizenship Act, BJP, RSS, and ABVP, and in support of the hijab.
In Bengaluru, Amir Hamja was hiding with some Tripura families.
At least 40 PFI activists have been arrested from different parts of Assam so far.
Police have already closed the PFI Assam office in Hatigaon area of Guwahati as well as its local offices in Karimganj and Baksa, after the central government banned the outfit.
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