DHUBRI- Two cadres of Popular Front of India (PFI) have been arrested in Assam’s Dhubri district, police said on Monday adding that both of them had been absconding since September last year.
“Our team conducted search and arrested two PFI cadres from Dhubri. They recently returned to Assam from a neighbouring state. They are being interrogated and we are investigating the matter further,” said Prasanta Kumar Bhuyan, inspector general (law and order).
The duo has been identified as Saiful Islam of Dhubri and Shafiqul Islam of Gauripur. Based on a specific information, police launched a secret operation and nabbed both of them on Monday morning.
Shafiqul Islam was arrested from Bagulamari area on the west bank of Dhubri Municipal Town, and revealed the details of his companion during initial interrogation. Based on the inputs received from Shafiqul, police conducted a search at Alamganj Block-II area and arrested Saiful Islam.
According to police, Shafiqul and Saiful were teaching in a madrasa named Al-Jamiatul Asia Lil Banat Panbari of Dhubri and were also involved in spreading hateful and anti-national thoughts amongst the young kids.
Bhuyan said that police are keeping a strict vigil on the activities of the PFI. Some the outfit’s big leaders were arrested recently.