The SDPI officer-bearers in Press meet on Friday said that the miscreants who were arrested by Police are not members of their party and alleged the issue was being politicised.
Ilyas Thumbe, state SDPI president, said the arrested persons were not members of their party. “Why are the police revealing all these things after 25 days?” Thumbe questioned.
“Ours is a mainstream registered political party contesting elections across the country, abiding by the Constitution and we do not subscribe to violence in any form. The party has not only people from the Muslim community but we have office-bearers who belong to other religions, too. The party is against the agenda of RSS and BJP, but not against individuals,”he said.
“There are several volunteers who work for the party and we know everyone very well. We have verified all the details of the accused and have learnt that they are not linked with our party. The police are also claiming that the arrested have taken money from SDPI. Let them prove it in the court. We will also fight legally over the allegations they have made,” he said.