UP ATS had arrested Mufti Kazi Jehangir Alam and Mohammed Omar Gautam on June 21 on charges of running a conversion gang. They had converted to over 1000 people.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered the UP Police to invoke the stringent provisions of the National Security Act against two people arrested on charges of converting over 1000 people to Islam.
He also ordered invoking Uttar Pradesh Gangsters, and the Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act against the arrested people.
Mufti Kazi Jehangir Alam and Mohammed Omar Gautam, both residents of Jamia Nagar in Delhi, were arrested by the UP ATS on June 21.
They were running an organization, Islamic Dawah Centre, targeting differently-abled people for conversion. The ATS investigation had revealed that they were funds from foreign sources, including Pakistan’s ISI.
Noida Deaf Society was on their radar. They also targeted poor and unemployed people.
Mohammed Gautam, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, had converted to Islam in the late 1980s.
The UP ATS produced the two arrested in a local court and Lucknow and got seven days police custody. The investigating authorities are searching for their funding sources as they have established a massive network for funding.
The gang was convincing the vulnerable people about how their religion, Hinduism, was responsible for their miseries, and converting to Islam would solve their problems.