Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on May 9, arrested as many as eleven members associated with the radical Islamic organisation Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT) from two different districts in the state.
As per a press release issued by Madhya Pradesh Police, the ATS team arrested ten members of HuT from Bhopal and one member from Chhindwara district. The team also recovered anti-national documents, technical equipment, radical literature and other materials from the arrested members of HuT.
The accused who were arrested from Bhopal were identified as 29-year-old Yasir Khan, a gym trainer and a resident of Shahjahanabad, and 32-year-old Syed Sami Rizvi, a resident of Millennium Habitat Shaheed Nagar who worked as a coaching teacher.
The other one arrested is Shahrukh, a resident of the Jawahar Colony area in Aishbagh, who worked as a tailor, 29-year-old Misbah ul Haq, a resident of Housing Board Colony, Aishbagh, who worked as a Labourer, Shahid, a resident of Jawahar Colony, Aishbagh worked as an Auto Driver, Syed Danish Ali, a resident of Sonia Gandhi Colony, Aishbagh, worked as a Software Engineer, 25-year-old Mehraj Ali, a resident of Aishbagh, worked as Computer Technician, 40-year-old Khalid Hussain, a resident of Barela village, Lalghati, worked as a teacher and businessman, Wasim Khan, a resident of Aishbagh, and 35-year-old Mohammad Alam, a resident of Chowki Imambara.
On the other hand, the member who was arrested from Chhindwara has been identified as Karim. A case was registered against these accused under UAPA (Unlawful Activities, Prevention Act, 1967) and other relevant sections, the release added.
Earlier, MP police took action against organisations like Jamaat-e-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and Popular Front of India (PFI). The ATS team busted the JMB module in March 2022. During this, three Bangladeshi terrorists were arrested. Based on the action of MP ATS, the action was also taken in other states in the country. In September 2022, the MP Police arrested 22 members of the banned organization PFI. This action is going on continuously, the release further added.
Later, the accused of HuT arrested from Bhopal were produced before the NIA (National Investigation Agency) court in the state capital from where they were sent on police remand till May 19.
What is HuT?
Hizb-ut-Tahrir (HuT), the organization’s network has spread to more than 50 countries. More than 16 countries have already banned the organisation. This organization wishes to establish Islamic Shariah rule in place of a democratic governance system in India. To meet their nefarious agenda the organisation started working in bits and pieces in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The aim of the members of HuT was to propagate the idea of Islam among youth and prove it to them that the current governance system is a failure and anti-Islamic. The members wanted to create a rebel group by injecting lies into their heads.
The motto of the organisation was to join the maximum number of youths with the idea and prepare them for ‘Jihad’. Members were asked to collect donations and resources for the organization. The intention was to create fear among people by carrying out a major attack in big cities and crowded places. They were planning to target big cities of Madhya Pradesh.