Uttar Pradesh's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested Maulana Umar Gautam's son Abdullah in connection with unlawful religious conversion activities across the country. ATS said that Gautam was earlier arrested along with his accomplice for allegedly being part of a nationwide religious conversion racket. Earlier in September 2021, UP ATS has arrested Maulana Kaleem Siddiqui, a resident of Muzaffarnagar, in connection with India's largest religious conversion syndicate busted by the ATS, the police said, ANI reported.
Police said Siddiqui "misleads and intimidates" non-Muslims for religious conversion.
The UP ATS had in June this year arrested Mufti Qazi Jehangir Alam Qasmi and Mohammad Umar Gautam from Delhi's Jamia Nagar area for their alleged involvement in religious conversion of people from economically weaker sections and students on the pretext of money, job and marriage as well as children with hearing and speech disabilities.