Kerala advocate from banned Popular Front of India (PFI) arrested

(Right side) Advocate Mohammed Mubarak

New Delhi – A member of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) in Kerala has been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The arrested advocate Mohammed Mubarak is a resident of Edavanakkad in Ernakulam District. A spokesperson for the NIA said this is the 14th arrest in this case after 56 locations in the State were raided recently by the agency.

Mubarak is an instructor with PFI’s martial arts and hit squad (assassination squad). He practices law in the Kerala High Court. (How is it that a member, jihadi, and instructor of a hit squad of a banned jihadi terrorist organisation is also a lawyer ? – Editor). Several weapons including axes, swords, and sickles concealed in a badminton racket bag were seized from his house in a raid. The NIA spokesperson added, “Investigations have revealed that the PFI trained and maintained hit squads in different States and Districts to target leaders and members of other communities.”

(Credit : TIMES NOW)

Editorial Viewpoints

  • In order to eradicate the activities of jihadi terrorist groups, banning is not enough. It is also essential to take action against their ground-level members and this is now clear from the past few incidents. Government agencies must make persistent efforts to eradicate the existence of PFI.
  • It is an example that no matter how much education people in a particular society receive, their fanaticism remains and they participate in destructive activities. Note that atheists and progressives do not utter a word on such issues.

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