Are Kannur NDF Terrorists too the conspiracy of Sangh Parivar?

published on October 25, 2008

NDF trying hard to save its skin

KOZHIKODE: The National Development Front has decided to come out with certain ‘revelations’ to wriggle out from the fix it has landed after the arrest of its activist in Kannur and subsequent developments.

Sources say the latest incidents are a challenge to the outfit’s very existence and it will have to do some “comingclean” to keep itself out of serious trouble.

The NDF is facing the worst-ever crisis in its 15-year history. Ever since it was founded in 1993, the rather elusive organisation, in spite of being followed closely by Intelligence agencies, has managed to keep a whole skin every time it was embroiled in some controversy or the other.

Unity House, the NDF headquarters here which was built shortly after the Coimbatore blasts, has seen many raids, the first of which was conducted by then City Police Commissioner Neera Rawat, which drew a blank. The outfit acted fast by suspending its activist Subair, who had been picked up by the police for harbouring the accused in the blast.

Again, after the second Marad incident in which nine persons were killed, the needle of suspicion was pointing to the outfit. But the Crime Branch probe failed to come up with any conclusive evidence against it. All it could prove was that some ‘former’ NDF workers were involved in the murders. But since then a judicial commission probing the incident had said that the killings could have happened with the knowledge of the NDF local leadership.

NDF leaders successfully deflected all these charges, branding them a handiwork of the Sangh Parivar-controlled media and the police.

NDF even boasted that there was not even a single case against its leaders for making inflammatory speeches.

But this time round, they have every reason to worry.

According to police sources, around 80 per cent of those in custody in connection with the Kashmir developments, have links, one way or other, with the outfit.

Typically, the NDF has suspended Abdul Jaleel, who was arrested by the Kannur police for receiving calls from a Malayali militant killed in Kashmir. A statement from the NDF said it was verifying his antecedents before his joining the outfit and whether he had maintained any connections outside the organisation.

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