A recent NIA report says PFI leaders are in touch with the Al Qaeda terror group
On Wednesday the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at multiple locations in Kerala in connection with a terror funding case related to the banned Popular Front of India (PFI). The NIA is taking the help of paramilitary officials in the raid.
A source said that a few PFI cadres are on their radar. In a recent report submitted to the Kerala court, NIA claimed that PFI leaders were in touch with the Al Qaeda terror group via different modes. The probe agency also claimed that the members had been running a secret wing which they wanted to reveal at a later time.
“During recent raids, the NIA recovered a few devices. During the scanning of those devices, the agency learned that PFI leaders had been in touch with Al Qaeda. They also had a secret wing,” said a source.
The entire network of the PFI was busted by the NIA during nationwide raids which were recently conducted. The PFI was then banned and all its leaders were arrested.
The PFI has been involved in several controversies in the past few months, including Karnataka’s hijab case, the Hathras rape and murder, and the Citizenship Act Amendment protests. The PFI was into headlines after the Bihar Police unearthed a terror module in Phulwari Sharif, a suburb of Patna, and revealed the outfit’s sinister plan to “make India an Islamic country by the year 2047“.
The outfit was also behind the chopping of a professor’s hand in Kerala. It was observed that some PFI-linked individuals joined the Islamic State conflict theatre in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, while some others were arrested in different IS-related cases in India.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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