Delhi violence: Man held for conspiracy to incite communal riots

Arrest follows Delhi police detention of Kashmiri couple on Sunday on charges of inciting Muslim youth during anti-CAA protests

The arrest comes a day after Delhi police on Sunday detained a couple from Kashmir who allegedly were trying to exploit the protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act by inciting Muslim youths.

A 33-year-old man, suspected to be a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI), was on Monday (March 9) arrested for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to incite the communal riots in northeast Delhi, police said.

The accused has been identified as Mohd Danish, a resident of Trilokpuri area, they said. The arrest was made by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. The PFI, which is an alleged radical group, has been accused of funding protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The arrest comes a day after Delhi police on Sunday detained a couple from Kashmir who allegedly were trying to exploit the protests against Citizenship (Amendment) Act by inciting Muslim youths.

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The two identified as Jahanzaib Sami and his wife Hinda Bashir Beigh, have alleged links with the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP) and intended to carry out terror attacks across the country.

(With inputs from agencies)

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