PFI was planning to target PM Modi in Bihar
The Popular Front of India (PFI) had Prime Minister Narender Modi on its radar during his Patna rally in July 2020, however, due to some reason, PFI didn’t go ahead with the plan.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has claimed that members had allegedly collected a large amount of cash to the tune of Rs.120 crore to carry out attacks on important personalities. ED sources claimed that they had planned to attack the Prime Minister during a Patna rally in July 2020.
The sources claimed that the PFI members had even planned to organize a terror camp to execute an attack on PM Modi. The sources said that around Rs.120 crore was collected by the PFI to carry out attacks and create unrest and a riot-like situation in the country.
The ED had arrested a PFI member named Shafeequr Payeth from Kerala, who was produced before a special court in Lucknow on Friday. The remand paper of the ED, which has been accessed by IANS, said that the PFI was planning to carry out attacks on important personalities.
“In the past few years, PFI collected around Rs.120 crore, including cash coming from abroad. The cash was deposited in different bank accounts belonging to PFI,” the remand paper read.
It added that some part of the money was allegedly used in North-East Delhi riots in 2020. The money was also about to be used to purchase arms and ammunition to create unrest and carry out terror acts in Uttar Pradesh.
The sources also said that PFI has scores of active members in the Gulf countries.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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