Aluva: One more activist of the
Popular Front of India (PFI), a Muslim radical outfit, has
been arrested in connection with the attack on a college
lecturer, taking the total number of those apprehended so far
in the case to five.
Abdul Salam was arrested from Thaikkatukara here last
night, police sources said.
Police are also questioning at least 20 other PFI
activists, picked up from various parts of the state.
Salam, Divisional Secretary of the PFI, had allegedly
arranged a vehicle for the assailants to escape after they
came to his house soon after the July 4 incident.
He was involved in the conspiracy in connection with the
attack on the lecturer, police sources said.
Police also imposed a ban on the training exercise of PFI
activists, participating in the `Freedom Parade` to be
organised by the outfit on August 15, the sources said.
Professor T J Joseph`s right palm was chopped off at
Muvattupuzha by activists suspected to be that of Popular
Front of India (PFI) for preparing a question paper which
allegedly had derogatory references to Prophet Mohammed.
He was returning with his family after Sunday mass on
July 4 when the incident took place.
The lecturer, out on bail after being arrested for
preparing the question paper that had triggered protests by