The Anti Terrorist Squad of the Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday stated it has arrested another accused in reference to the unlawful non secular conversion case, taking the variety of arrests within the matter to 16.
The newest arrest is that of a Delhi-based man, who was held from Noida on Saturday, after it was discovered that he was involved with others concerned within the conversion syndicate, the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) stated.
“Accused Abdullah Umar Gautam, who lived in Jamia Nagar space of Delhi, was continuously in contact with the individuals who have been arrested previously in reference to the conversion case. He would distribute the funds acquired from overseas nations among the many transformed folks,” the ATS stated in an announcement.
“He was linked to different accused, together with Jahangir Alam, Kausar Alam, Faraz Shah, and sorted the work of Al-Farukhi Madrasa and Mosque and operating of the Islamic Dawah Centre in Delhi, each of which have been managed by his father cleric Umar Gautam,” the company stated.
To date, 16 folks, together with key accused clerics Umar Gautam, Kaleem Siddiqui, have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police in reference to the case lodged on the ATS Police Station in Lucknow, officers stated.
Round half a dozen accused are from Maharashtra community of the syndicate, they added.
In accordance with the ATS, checking account particulars of Abdullah Umar Gautam confirmed receipt of cash from the identical overseas sources as did the accounts of his father Umar Gautam.
“An quantity of Rs 75 lakh was credited to Abdullah’s accounts from varied sources up to now, of which Rs 17 lakh got here from overseas places. This fund was utilized by him, his father and different associates to distribute amongst transformed folks,” the ATS stated.
The unlawful non secular conversion syndicate being probed by the UP police has hyperlinks in a number of states, together with Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, the officers stated.
Funding for the syndicate has been acquired from overseas places, together with the US, the UK and Gulf nations by hawala and different unlawful channels, the officers added.
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