A day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that two people have been identified for funding the violence in Delhi in the northeast districts last month, the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two Popular Front of India (PFI) members.
"We have arrested Mohammad Iliyas and Parvez Ahmed for their alleged role in instigating the people during the Delhi violence," a senior official told IANS over the phone.
"Their role has also surfaced in the funding of the violence," the officer said.
The official said that role of Iliyas was also under scanner for funding the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Shaheen Bagh area of southeast Delhi, which has been going on since December 15 last year.
Ahmed is the Delhi president of PFI, while Iliyas is secretary of the organisation.
Iliyas, a resident of Shiv Vihar, also contested in the 2020 Delhi assembly polls from Karawal Nagar on a ticket from Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).
Besides the Special Cell, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is also probing the alleged funding of the anti-CAA protest across the country by the PFI.
Parvez and Illiyas are likely to be produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court later.