Popular Front Terror – Raid Continues, Incriminating docuyments and CD’s seized

published on July 12, 2010

Raid on PFI activists’ houses continues


KOCHI: Police on Sunday continued with their raid on the premises of the Popular Front of India (PFI) activists in the state mainly focusing on areas which have been under the influence of the PFI for the last couple of years.

Police sources said they had taken many people into custody at various places for interrogation in connection with the attack on Thodupuzha Newman College teacher T J Joseph.

It has been learnt that the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the attack case, has taken three persons into custody for allegedly providing fake SIM cards to those who attacked Joseph.

Police have also strengthened security on the premises of the Aluva Judicial First Class Magistrate Court where the incriminating documents and CDs seized from the residences of the PFI activists have been kept.

Meanwhile, top police officials denied certain reports that the city police had asked the military intelligence to inquire into the failed attempts made by the PFI activists to attend various Defence functions in Kochi.

Navy authorities also said they were not aware of any development in this regard.

Police sources said they would take up their operations against the PFI in a much larger way to unearth any vital leads that might help the police to take the investigation in other terrorrelated cases to new dimension.

Meanwhile, the Panangad police, headed by sub inspector Sibi Thomas conducted massive raid at the houses of the leaders of the PFI and SDPI. In the intensive raids conducted on Sunday, the police team recovered CDs containing provocative speeches and leaflets containing terror-spreading messages.

The police also conducted raids at the houses of local SDPI leader Kalankode Sulaiman, Nettoor Kunnothu Parambil Abdu, Periyad Sudhiyan, and Siddique. The police recovered lethal weapons from some of these houses.

“We are waiting for the outcome of the full contents of the CDs seized from these houses. In wake of the new developments happening in the state the police team is planning to intensify the ongoing raids to prevent the spreading of terror activities in and around Panangadu.

It is learnt that even teenagers are attracted by the terror groups.

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