The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is set to question four alleged activists of the controversial Kerala-based outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) in connection with the ongoing probe into the horrific Hathras gang-rape case.
These four suspected PFI activists were arrested by the UP Police from Mathura while they were going to Hathras from Delhi on Monday. According to the sources, the ED officials will grill them inside the Mathura jail.
The central agency has also sought permission from the CJM court in Mathura.
These men are believed to be allegedly linked to the PFI and its associate outfit Campus Front of India (CFI). They have been identified as Atiq-ur Rehman of Muzaffarnagar, Masood Ahmed of Bahraich, Alam of Rampur and Siddique, a journalist from Kerala`s Malappuram.
The UP Police had seized their mobile phones, laptop and some literature, which could have had an impact on the law and order situation.
According to sources, the central financial probe agency, which has been investigating the role of the PFI for the last few years, including its involvement in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) stir last year and the northeast Delhi riots in February this year, will try to ascertain if there are any links between the outfit and the Hathras case.