Kerala: SFI leader's murder in Maharaja's College to land Popular Front of India in dock

According to sources, the NIA and IB have been monitoring the activities of PFI and allied organisation in connection with extremist activities.

Published: 02nd July 2018 05:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2018 05:33 PM   |  A+A-

SFI leader Abhimanyu

Express News Service

KOCHI: As central government is looking to introduce a ban on PFI, the murder of a Maharaja's college student involving its student organisation- Campus Front of India will strengthen central government stand further. Already, the central government has sought reports from central agencies including National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Intelligence Bureau(IB) about the alleged involvement of PFI in various unlawful activities in Kerala.

According to sources, the NIA and IB have been monitoring the activities of PFI and allied organisation in connection with extremist activities. With the murder of RSS leader Rudresh in Bengaluru last year, the central government started looking to impose sanctions of the activities of PFI. "The report was sought from national agencies which are monitoring activities of PFI and the agency which probed cases involving it.

The agencies are looking into unlawful activities involving the organisation including murder incidents, cases under Arms Act and Explosive Substances Act. It was in the proposal stage and we do not know about the decision made by the central government in this regard. The stand of state government will also be considered in this matter, " sources said.

PFI claimed to have presence in 23 states. It has a strong base in Kerala with it cadres active across the state. PFI's involvement in professor's palm chopping case at Thodupuzha, armed training held at Narath in Kannur. Similarly, NIA investigation into Islamic State (IS) cases in Kerala found that several PFI leaders and sympathiser left for Syria to join Jihadi group from Kerala in the past two years. There are five such cases involving PFI activists joining IS reported in Kerala which are probed by NIA now.

"Involvement of Campus Front of India activists in the attack at Maharaja's College and subsequent murder of a student will strengthen the government stand to ban PFI. The matter will be reported to Home Ministry which proposed sanction against PFI," sources said.

Early this year, the Kerala Police came out with a statement that it has not filed any formal request to the central government for banning PFI. However, the presentation was made on the PFI regarding activities of the organisation during the annual DGP's conference held at Madhya Pradesh in January this year.

Even though attempts were made to contact the spokesman of PFI, he did not respond to the calls.


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  • Mohamed

    PFI spokesperson is always reachable. Pls dont spread lies. Try to follow ethics of journalism. People need to know truth. Expose truth and dont bend ethics for monetory benefits
    4 years ago reply
  • Parthasarathy SRINIVASAN

    AT least NIE has the spine to report this incident in detail. Hats off! But, why the other fraternity who reports any murder of any victim who is not so right winged as intolerance and murder of secularism and democracy is silent? such media were very over energetic when Journalist Gauri Lankesh was murdered. Is not this too much of hyprocisy?
    4 years ago reply
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