Thiruvananthapuram, March 18: The National Investigation Agency has commenced a full fledged probe into the activities of one K V Abdul Jalil who is alleged to have entered into a criminal conspiracy to train cadres of Popular Front of India (PFI) and the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI).
This case relates to one registered in Kerala popularly known as the Narath Training Camp case.
Jalil who is aged 40 is a resident of Kizhakekkedathu Vadakkepurayil, Thadathil House, Pandyamthadam, Narath, Kannur, Kerala. He was arrested by the NIA on March 17. He was shown as an absconding accused in the case.
The NIA says that Jalil was an office bearer of the Thanil foundation trust. This trust had provided its building to the cadres of the PFI and the SDPI at Narath in Kannur district.
According to the case by the NIA, the Narath training camp took place on April 23 2013. It was further alleged that the training camp which comprised over 21 members of both the PFI and the SDPI.
The cadres had gathered there and were imparted training in the use of explosives and weapons. Officials say that the camp was aimed at making the cadres battle ready and ensure that they undertook acts of terror in various parts of Kerala and also the other southern states.
In this case, the NIA special court had convicted 21 persons. Jalil's questioning would be crucial for the NIA which is further building on the case. He was part of the conspiracy as he had willingly provided the building knowing fully well what it was being used for.
He is very much part of the criminal conspiracy, the NIA says.
Jalil's questioning would be based on the relationship he shared with the cadres of the PFI and the SDPI. The NIA wants to know if he had provided the building in exchange for money or because he shared their ideology.