New Delhi: In connection with a case involving the outlawed group Popular Front of India (PFI), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) reported on Wednesday that it had searched a location in Kerala’s Kollam district and arrested one of its members who was serving as a “reporter” for the group.
Mohammed Sadik has been identified as the person who was arrested. The case focuses on the activities of PFI, its office holders, members, and affiliates in Kerala for conspiring to engage in unlawful activities, including inciting animosity between people of different religions and ethnicities, encouraging impressionable young people to join terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Islamic State, and Al-Qaeda, and plotting to impose Islamic rule in the state.
On September 9, 2022, the NIA Kochi suo-motu registered the case.
“Investigation has shown that Mohammed Sadik, the accused, was given the role of a “reporter” by the PFI. According to the official, a PFI “reporter” gathers information about community leaders for possible targeting by PFI “Hit Squads.”Digital devices, as well as several incriminating documents, have been taken from the accused’s home during the searches.