2 PFI members arrested in UP with explosives, police suspect terror attack plan
Two members of the Popular Front of India (PFI) who were planning a series of terrorist attacks at various places in the country were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force on February 16 with a huge quantity of explosives.
“Ansad Badruddin and Firoz Khan have been arrested from Kukrail trisection in Gudamba area,” said Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Law and Order, Prashant Kumar.
He added, “Explosive devices including battery and red wire, a .32 bore pistol, seven live cartridges, cash, PAN card, four ATM cards, pen drives, metro card, driving licenses and Aadhar cards were recovered from their possession.” The ADG said, “STF was getting information for the past few days that PFI members were involved in a criminal conspiracy to challenge unity, integrity and harmony of the country and wage a war against the government.” Watch the full video for more.
The whole country is under the grip of 2nd wave of coronavirus currently. Amid it, the COVID cases in Uttar Pradesh continue to rise and as a consequence of it, lockdown has been extended in the state. The streets of Moradabad wore deserted look amid COVID-imposed lockdown on May 08. Lockdown has been extended till May 10 in the state.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
A man has been arrested for allegedly selling empty oxygen cylinders at exorbitant prices in Ghaziabad. Incident comes amid a shortage of the life-saving gas due to surge in Covid-19 cases. Police said as many as 638 empty cylinders have been seized from a factory in Sahibabad. Police added that the arrested accused, Sameer is a resident of Shahdara in Delhi. Police said he has confessed he was selling empty cylinders at Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000. “Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a person for black marketing oxygen cylinders. The accused has been arrested & a case has been registered against him,” said a police official. The owner of the factory, Jai Gopal Mehta of Preet Vihar Colony in Delhi is on the run. A case under Essential Commodities Act has been lodged & a hunt is on to nab the owner.
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Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested one Sameer in Ghaziabad with 638 oxygen cylinders on April 29. The accused was selling these cylinders to desperate patients in black amid shortage of medical oxygen in the country in wake of the devastating second wave of coronavirus.
Uttar Pradesh Police personnel are ensuring strict implementation of Sunday lockdown at Noida-Delhi border. Cops are checking passes of people as they commute through the border. UP government imposed complete Sunday lockdown from April 18. UP has 1,70,059 active cases of COVID-19.
UP Police arrested two persons connected to Popular Front of India (PFI) on February 16. "Uttar Pradesh STF has arrested two persons connected to Popular Front of India (PFI). Explosives, detonators,..