PFI activists held for pro-Naik rally

Sahebgunj (Jharkhand): Around 100 activists of Popular Front of India (PFI) were today taken into preventive custody for taking out a procession in support of controversial televangelist Zakir Naik and AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi in the district.

The PFI procession organised in protest against the alleged media trial of Naik and Owaisi was taken out without permission, Superintendent of Police, P Murugan, said.

The activists were taken into custody at Patna chowk under Barharwa police station and set free on PR bond later in the evening, he said.

About 150 PFI activists were taken in preventive custody in Pakur district for similar reason on Wednesday.