New Delhi / Lucknow, October 5 (PTI) A special Uttar Pradesh police team raided the Delhi home of Islamic cleric Kaleem Siddiqui on Tuesday who was arrested in connection with an investigation into alleged illegal religious conversions , officials said.
Searches were carried out at three other Siddiqui-linked sites in Shaheen Bagh, a predominantly Muslim neighborhood in the nation’s capital, by the UP Police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), officials said.
The searches were carried out with the support of local Delhi police units in Shaheen Bagh in the Jamia Nagar area, UP police said in a statement.
“Searches were carried out at four locations, including Siddiqui’s house in Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh neighborhood, during which several electronic gadgets and important documents were seized,” UP police said.
The Global Peace Center, an organization led by Siddiqui, the NGO World Peace Organization and the home of one Abdul Rahman were the other places searched, police said.
Six teams from the ATS UP West unit and six commando teams were involved in the operation on Tuesday afternoon following an order from a special NIA / ATS court, he said. added.
In June this year, UP police claimed to have dismantled a pan-Indian union implicated in illegal religious conversions. An FIR was filed on June 20 and so far 15 people have been arrested in the case, officials said.
Those arrested include Siddiqui and his three associates, officials added. PTI KIS AAR
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