A chironomy expert working in the Union Ministry of Child and Family Welfare was among the three more persons captured by the UP ATS on Monday for their alleged conspiracy in a religious transformation racket. Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar recognised the accused expert for the deaf-mute sign language as Maharashtra native Irfan Khwaja Khan.
ADG Kumar recognised the two other detained accused as Haryana native Munnu Yadav alias Abdul Mannan, a transform, and Delhi resident Rahul Bhola, himself a deaf-mute man, assisting Irfan in identifying innocent students for the illicit conversion. Kumar stated that Irfan, who works in the Ministry of Child Welfare, has good connections among deaf people.
With his profession in sign language, he has been seeking to wean their targets to Islam by contaminating their minds against other religions, including their own. The three new capture followed the June 20 apprehension of New Delhi’s Jamia Nagar residents Mufti Qazi Jahangir Alam Qasmi and Mohammad Umar Gautam, who ran Islamic Dawah Center, an organisation working on the ISI funding for transformation of deaf-mute students to Islam.
The Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Uttar Pradesh police which arrested has racked the illicit conversion racket and inquired it further, prompting the Enforcement Directorate to start a probe into the racket involving foreign funding and money laundering. The two detained from Jamia Nagar in New Delhi on June 20 were accused under various sections of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act, 2020 and IPC, Kumar told reporters on Monday.
During their cross-examination, names of three more persons came to the front as involved in the illegal conversion racket and they were captured on Monday,” he added. The ATS also grabbed various incriminating material, including laptops, cheque books, mobile phones, ATM cards and other documents from the trio, the ADG added.
Expanding upon Irfan’s role in transformation racket, ADG Kumar said he would entice innocent students to join Islam and put them in connection with Jahangir Alam and Umar Gautam of the Islamic Dawah Centre which would publish them conversion certificates. Irfan had transformed Munnu Yadav and Aditya Gupta to Islam using the same stratagem, the ADG said.
He said ATS is also confirm the exact number and details of UP natives who were cajole by them to hug Islam. After the UP ATS cracked the illicit conversion racket funded by overseas agencies, the Enforcement Directorate too on June 25 documented a money laundering case.
After the June 20 capture, ADG Kumar had told reporters that Gautam, who himself is a transformed to Islam from Hinduism, boasted to the police of having transformed at least 1,000 individuals to Islam, enticing them with marriage, money and jobs. The officer had stated the ATS had been performing on the case after it procured intelligence that some persons were getting funds from ISI and other foreign agencies for transforming poor people to Islam and spreading communal enmity in the society.