[Popular Front India Case] Delhi Court remands 18 accused to 4-day NIA custody

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Patiala House Court, Delhi on Thursday remanded 18 accused associated with Popular Front India (PFI) to 4-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody.

A Delhi Court on Thursday remanded 18 accused associated with Popular Front India (PFI) to 4-day National Investigation Agency (NIA) custody.

As per the NIA press release, the central agency conducted coordinated searches with the ED and the State Police forces across India. The NIA carried out searches in 93 locations in 15 states of India, viz Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar, and Manipur.

“These searches were conducted at the houses and offices of the top PFI leaders and members in connection with five cases registered by the NIA following continued inputs and evidenced that the PFI leaders and cadres were involved in the funding of terrorism activities, organizing training camps for providing armed training and radicalizing people to join banned organizations”, the NIA press release stated.

The NIA press release also stated, “Criminal violent acts carried out by PFI such as chopping off the hand of a college professor, cold-blooded killings of persons associated with organizations espousing the other faiths, collection of explosives to target prominent people and places, support to Islamic State and destruction of public property have had a demonstrative effect of striking terror in minds of the citizens.”

During the search carried out by the NIA, today i.e. September 22, 2022, incriminating documents, cash, sharp-edged weapons and a large number of digital devices have been seized. The NIA has arrested 45 people in the case.

The details of the accused arrested by the NIA are:

  • Kerala
  1. O.M.A Salam@ O.M. Abdul Salam [PFI National Chairperson]
  2. Jaseer K.P
  3. V P Nazarudheen Elamaram@ Nazaruddin Elamaram [PFI National General Secretary]
  4. Mohammed Basheer [PFI State President]
  5. Shadeer K.P.
  6. E AbduBacker [SDPI’s founder President]
  7. Prof. P.Koya @Kaleem Koya  [PFI National Executive member]
  8. E.M. Abdul Rahiman@ E.M [PFI Vice Chairman]
  9. Najumudeen
  10. Sainudeen TS
  11. Yahinya Koya Thangal
  12. K Muhammedali @Kunhappo
  13. CT Sulaiman
  14. P K Usman @Pallikkaranjali Kunjippu Usman @ Usman Perumpilavu
  15. Karamana Ashraf Moulavi
  16. Sadiq Ahmed
  17. Shihas
  18. Ansari P
  19. M M Mujeeb
  • Karnataka
  1. Anis Ahmed
  2. Afsar Pasha
  3. Abdul Wahid Sait
  4. Yasar Arafath Hasan
  5. Mohammed Shakid@ Shakif
  6. Muhammed Farooq Ur Rehman
  7. Shahid Nasir 
  • Tamil Nadu
  1. M.Mohammed Ali Jinnah [PFI General Secretary]
  2. Mohammad Yousuf
  3. A.S Ismail@ Appamma Ismail
  4. Syed Ishaaq
  5. Advocate Khalid Mohammed
  6. A.M Idris@ Ahamed Idris
  7. Mohammed Abuthahir
  8. S. Khaja Maideen
  9. Yasar Arafat
  10. Barakathullah
  11. Fayaz Ahamed
  • Uttar Pradesh
  1. Waseem Ahmad
  • Rajasthan
  1. Mohammed Asif@Asif
  2. Sadiq Sarraf Talabpada
  • Andhra Pradesh
  1. Abdul Rahim
  2. Abdul Wahid Ali
  3. Shaik Zafrulla
  4. Riyaz Ahmed
  • Telangana
  1. Abdul Waris