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Centre to seal 3 PFI properties in Delhi; freeze funds

Centre to seal 3 PFI properties in Delhi; freeze funds

New Delhi: Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) released a notification informing that three properties in Delhi owned by Popular Front of India (PFI) will be sealed and their funds frozen, PTI reported.

The MHA announcement comes a day after the Centre banned the organisation and its seven subsidiaries for five years. The ban was on the basis of alleged links with global terrorist organisations such as ISIS and attempts to spread communal hatred. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 has been invoked against the radical Muslim organisation.

The properties that were ordered to be sealed include F-30/1B, Ground Floor, Zaid Apartment, near Royal Hotel, Shaheen Bagh; N-44/A-1, Hilal House, Ground Floor, Abul Fazal Enclave, Jamia Nagar; and B-27/2, 3rd Floor, Thokkar No-7, Jamia Nagar.

The notification said Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora issued the order after the Home Ministry on Wednesday delegated the powers to all state and Union Territory authorities to exercise two specific provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act to take action against the PFI and eight of its associate organisations which were also declared outlawed.

The commissioner said in the notification, "I, hereby, also empower the SHO, or any other Inspector of PS Shaheen Bagh to take all actions necessary for the execution of this notification."

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