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No evidence of connection between PFI, Let and Hizbul Mujahideen

Kochi, Sept 6 (PTI):

The Kerala Government today informed the state high court that Investigators have not obtained evidence regarding the alleged connections 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.

These facts are however, being probe into, R Rajashekharan Nair, Deputy Secretary (Home) submitted 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).

It is suspected that some members of banned SIMI have joined NDF/PFI. The government assured that proper and detailed investigation shall be conducted by the state against the activities of PFI.

The allegations that PFI and its sister organisation SDPI, were tryiing destabilise the central and state governments in the country was a matter which was being enquired into, he stated. The allegation that these organisations are ciculating large number of leaflets, books, notices to propogate their extreme idealogies was also being looked into. Some of the seized materials are indeed trying to propogate certain extreme idealogies to its cadres, he said. However, a clear picture will emerge only the completion of investigation.


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

The power to ban PFI rests with the Union Government, it was stated.
The PFI was formed after the merger of KFD (Karnataka Forum for Dignity of karnataka), NDF (National Development Fund of Kerala) and MNP (Manitha Neethi Pasarai of Tamil Nadu)which are active in south India and its linakges with organsiations 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 was 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 on a daily basis.

The allegations regarding PFI and STPI, Popular Front's sister organisation, are propogating extreme idealogy was under enquiry.pti corr ud 

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