`Evidence of connection between PFI, Let and Hizb`

Last Updated: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 20:01

Kochi: The Kerala Government today informed
the state High Court that Investigators have obtained evidence
regarding the connection of Radical outfit Popular Front of
India (PFI), which allegedly launched a brutal attack on a
college lecturer in July, with Hizbul Mujahideen, Laskar-e
Taiba (Let) and Al Queda.

The submission in this regard was made by by R
Rajashekharan Nair, Deputy Secretary (Home) in a counter
affdaivit filed in a PIL by gireesh babu seeking a ban on PFI
and to handover the investigation on the attack of the
lecturer to National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The government assured that proper and detailed
investigation shall be conducted by the state against the
activities of PFI.

Some of the materials seized by investigators indicate that
these organsiations are trying to propogate extreme ideology
to its cadres, it was stated.

The state government also claimed that terrorism is not
deep-rooted in the state. There has been no major terrorist
attack in the state.

Pointing that the power to ban PFI rests with the Union
Government, the government said that PFI`s linkages with
organisations like Simi are under investigation.

In Kerala, National Democratic Front (NDF) and PFI activists
have been involved in several crime cases including Murder and
attempt to commit murder.

Allegations regarding flow of foreign funds to extremists
were under enquiry by police and state intelligence.

The allegation that terrorists are getting weaponry,
financial and political support from Pakistan is under enquiry
by the central government agency, the affidavit stated.

The investigation into the attack on college lecturer, Prof
T J Joseph, was progressing and this cannot be transferred to
the National Investigation Agency. The case is being
investigated by senior officials.

The allegations regarding PFI and STPI, Popular Front`s
sister organisation, are propogating extreme ideology was
under enquiry.

PTI



First Published: Monday, September 6, 2010 - 20:01

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