The central government has taken strict and coordinated action against the radical Islamic terrorist organization PFI recently. This organization has not only been banned but hundreds of its activists and its entire leadership have also been arrested.
Following this action, several states including Kerala and Tamil Nadu have also banned PFI. PFI jihadis are being apprehended across the country, while their properties are also being confiscated.
Amid such a massive crackdown and nationwide environment against the PFI, how would you feel if we tell you that a large number of Kerala Police officers are openly supporting the PFI?
Kerala has been a conventional stronghold of the PFI, and even after banning this organization, hundreds of Kerala Police officers are reportedly supporting the Popular Front of India and trying to block the action against the PFI. There are many elements in the Kerala Police who are not allowing strict legal action against PFI members to be possible.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found that some officials in the Kerala Police have connections with leaders of the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI). The NIA is learned to have handed over a report in this regard to the Kerala Police Chief Anil Kanth.
The report is said to contain the names of 873 police officials found to have links with PFI. Personnel belonging to the Special Branch, Intelligence, Law and Order wings, and those tasked with the office duties of senior Kerala Police officers are among the individuals on the NIA list.
The police personnel having links with PFI belong to various ranks such as Sub-Inspector, Station Head Officer, and civil police personnel. They are under the surveillance of central security agencies. The Central agencies are also gathering information about officers’ financial transactions.
Kerala Police is reluctant to take action against PFI
Sources also revealed that the Kerala Police had raided the PFI’s martial-arts camp about six months ago, but no arrests were made, and the case was hushed up. It is important to note here that PFI has opened such martial arts camps at various places, where Muslim youth are trained in terrorism in the name of self-defense.
Around 200 terrorists from Kerala and other states had participated in such camps. The PFI had also organized an arms camp in late August, but the Kerala Police reportedly did not take cognizance of the incident or take any action.
Cases of drug and gold smuggling have come down in Kerala in the last few months, but the police are yet to arrest or seize the weapons of suspected jihadis involved in such incidents. On the other hand, the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI), the political wing of the PFI, is still untouched by any kind of legal action.
Banning the SDPI could affect the ruling communist regime, as the two organizations have an unshakable coalition and also have a common regime in many areas. This is the reason why Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has ordered the Kerala Police not to show any haste in clamping down on these terrorists.
The Perumbavoor police have arrested three PFI activists who vandalized a Kerala State (KSRTC) bus during the strike announced by the PFI last Friday. It is said that the senior police officer (CPO) attached to Kaladi police station C.A. Ziad reached Perumbavoor police station and provided necessary assistance to the three terrorists.
Other police officers at the station tried to stop him, but Ziad warned them to stay away from the matter. The matter came to light when senior police officials received a complaint against Ziad and immediately NIA officials were also considered. According to the information received, the policeman was questioned and his mobile phone and other evidence have also been seized.
PFI and SDPI leaders had staged a protest recently after a policeman named Anas leaked personal details of Sangh Parivar leaders from the police database. Anas, CPO of Thodupuzha Karimannur police station, who leaked the information, was suspended, but he somehow escaped criminal prosecution proceedings. In this case, it is alleged that PFI and SDPI received covert assistance from a section of the Kerala Police.
In July, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ramla Ismail, attached to Kanjirapalli station in Kottayam, shared social media posts of PFI leaders against the courts and the Kerala Police. The same month, three policemen from Munnar police station were investigated for allegedly passing on information to terror outfits. Idukki district police officers PV Aliyar, PS Riyas, and Abdul Samad are being investigated for allegedly passing on secret information to terror outfits through computers at Munnar police station.
On May 11, Kerala Fire and Rescue Services personnel Gishad Badruddin was arrested for his role in the murder of RSS worker Srinivasan. Former Brigadier Srinivasan, the RSS’ Palakkad district teaching head, was killed by PFI militants on April 16. Kerala Fire Brigade personnel trained PFI workers in the name of disaster relief operations and also organized large-scale protests in April.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who also holds Kerala’s home portfolio, is notorious for his minority appeasement policy, must be questioned why he always turns a blind eye to such incidents and criminals. The Kerala government has never initiated appropriate and legal action has not been initiated against any of the above officers.
Earlier, the Police Special Branch had said that PFI members are deployed in many police stations of Kerala Police. Today, the situation is such that even after the ban, the police are openly helping the PFI terrorists. This is a very serious situation and if no action is taken by the state government and administration on this, then Islamic terrorism can spread on a large scale in Kerala.