Arrested Popular Front terrorists linked with Indian Mujahideen and Dawood Ibrahim : Kerala Govt.

published on July 2, 2013

Narath PFI activists linked with Dawood: Kerala govt to HC

An affidavit submitted by state government of Kerala before the High Court has accused the recently arrested PFI activists from Narath of having links with Dawood Ibrahim. The accused are also said to be closely linked with  Halim and Majeed Parambai, suspected to be members of Thadiyantavide Nazeer’s group.

The affidavit follows a petition submitted by the accused seeking the quashing of FIR against them. The activists were arrested for possession of weapons from a PFI training camp.

“On examining the bank account of an accused, it was found that the account is connected to that of Sanaulla Shabandri, who belongs to the Bhatkal family, which is involved in the founding of Indian Mujahid. The Indian Mujahid was established by Riyas Batkal and Ismail Batkal and are allegedly involved in many blast cases across the country. Sanaulla is a close associate of Dawood. This proves the involvement of the accused persons in anti-national activities,” says the affidavit. 

“Physical and arms training were imparted to the members,” the affidavit stated.

The affidavit also mentions discovery of injured dogs from certain areas of Kannur. It is said that the accused would first experiment with wood structures and then practise the same on animals. “Ultimately they target human beings,” the affidavit claimed.

“All the 21 accused have criminal background, with multiple cases were registered against them,” the affidavit stated. “It shows that the accused were involved in dubious activities. Communal sectarianism is injected into new recruits who are less than 25 years of age,” the state government’s affidavit added.

The weapons training camp at Narath was raided in April this year, following which 21 PFI activists were taken into custody. Police discovered swords, country-made bombs, gun powder, pellets and highly inflammable petroleum products, which are said to have been illegitimately purchased for making bombs. A wooden mannequin allegedly used for target practicing was also discovered.

Mobile SIM cards were also seized, which were registered in the name of unknown people.


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