Narath accused had links with Dawood, claims government

The affidavit was filed by the state government before the Kerala High Court in response to a petition submitted by the accused persons to quash the FIR against them

Published: 02nd July 2013 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2013 10:31 AM   |  A+A-

PFI activists who were arrested in relation to the seizure of weapons from the suspected Narath weapons training camp has links with Dawood Ibrahim, the state government on Monday submitted before the Kerala High Court.

“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,” the affidavit stated. 

The affidavit was filed in response to a petition submitted by the accused persons to quash the FIR against them.

The police had raided the weapons training camp and taken into custody 21 PFI activists at Narath in April this year. It was found that swords, country-made bombs, gun powder, pellets and highly inflammable petroleum products were illegitimately purchased for making bombs by the accused. “Physical and arms training were imparted to the members,” the affidavit stated.

The police also seized a wooden mannequin allegedly used for target practicing. The affidavit also mentions the discovery of injured dogs from certain areas of Kannur. The petitioners first experiment with wood structures and then on animals. Ultimately they target human beings, the affidavit claimed.

The accused also had close contacts with  Halim and Majeed Parambai who are alleged to be the members of Thadiyantavide Nazeer’s group.

 All the accused have criminal background and multiple cases were registered against them, the affidavit stated.

The mobile SIM cards seized from the accused were registered in the name of unknown people.

“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.

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