Guwahati: The Assam government is likely to write to the Union home ministry, seeking a ban on Popular Front of India (PFI) for its alleged role in the large scale violence in the state during anti-CAA protests on December 11 and 12.
Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned to media on Friday that the state government is waiting for some evidence from the Central Forensic Laboratory (CFL) before taking a call on sending a proposal to the MHA to ban the organization.
A source belonging to Assam Police had established PFI’s role in the violence. PFI state unit president Aminul Haq and publicity in-charge Mohammad Muzamel Haq have already been arrested in connection with the violence.
“Once we get the report from the CFL, we will move a proposal like UP did to impose a ban on the PFI,” Himanta said.
Himanta on December 17 had told the media here that there is an evidence of PFI and Campus Front of India members trying to storm and set ablaze the state secretariat on December 12 along with some Youth Congress leaders by posing as anti-CAA protesters.
The NIA is probing on this matter. A SIT has also been set up to investigate all other cases of violence that took place across the state from December 9.