NEW DELHI: Among the arrested top leaders of


, its chairman OMA Salam is a Kerala government employee who was suspended as recently as 2020; national vice-chairman E M Abdur


a retired librarian who served in Cochin University of Science and Technology in Kalamassery; national secretary V P Nazarudeen, a former clerical staff in Jamaat-e-Islami-Hind ‘mouthpiece’ Madhyamam daily; and national executive council member

P Koya

, an ex-employee of a private company in Qatar who later also served as a lecturer in Government College, Kodenchery, Kozhikode.
Two arrested PFI members from Karnataka – Abdul Wahit Sait (national executive council member) and Anis Ahmed (national general secretary) – are techies. Sait, a founder member of PFI belongs to a well-off Muslim family and is based in Bengaluru, runs a company dealing in Tally, ERP and other software solutions to businesses. Anis Ahmed worked as global technical manager at Ericson in Bengaluru for six months before being expelled recently. He is pro-active on social media and news channels and comments on current issues, including central govern

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