PFI activists suspected to have terrorist links, say police

PFI activists suspected to have terrorist links, say police

The 21 alleged activists of radical outfit Popular Front of India who were taken into custody in connection with seizure of country-made bombs and a sword, are suspected to have terrorist links, police said.

The activists, aged between 20 and 25 years and presently in police custody, have a criminal background and are accused in some cases, including murder, they said.

Two country-made bombs, a sword, raw material for making bombs, some pamphlets in the name of PFI, an identity card of a person who worked in Iran, some foreign currency and a human dummy were recovered by police yesterday during a raid in an under construction building allegedly used as a training centre at Narath in Kannur district.

The activists have been questioned and their mobile call details are being verified, police said.

The Kannur district BJP has demanded a probe by the National Investigation Agency into seizure of the weapons.

Alleging that Kannur has become a centre for "terror" activities, BJP alleged that such centres were functioning at various places in the district.

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