On June 21, the Uttar Pradesh police detained Umar Gautam and Mufti Qazi Jahangir Alam Qasmi, who allegedly operated an illegal religious conversion.
Prashant Kumar, ADG Law, and Order in Lucknow, announced the arrests. Sections 420, 120 B, 153A, 153B, 295, and 511 of the Indian Penal Code, and Section 3/5 of the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance-2020, were used to charge the accused, as well as Gautam's organization, Islamic Dawah Centre India.
According to the ATS, Umar Gautam, a Hindu who converted to Islam, is accused of converting 1,000 people in Uttar Pradesh, and a large number of them were married to Muslims. Furthermore, officials claim that he was involved in wholesale conversions of non-Muslims, particularly deaf and dumb students, women, children, and others from less ideal and vulnerable backgrounds.
The two accused told the cops that they convert between 250 and 300 people each year reports India Today. More than a dozen students from a Noida deaf and dumb school were also converted by the accused.
The authorities said the accused utilized the Islamic Dawah Centre India to convert many individuals. For the conversion, they obtained foreign funding, including from the ISI.
The second accused, Mufti Qasmi, is accused of illegally providing conversion certificates and marriage certificates to converted individuals. The officials also accused them of creating hatred for their prior religion in the converted people's minds.