The National Investigation Agency recently prepared a dossier against the Popular Front of India. It lists in the dossier various incidents relating to the outfit. The dossier is currently under examination and the Ministry of Home Affairs is yet to take a call on banning the PFI.
The dossier cites several cases. The case relating to the chopping a professor's hand, a training camp in Kannur where the NIA seized country made bombs, murder of RSS worker Rudresh and an Islamic State module case is what the NIA has stated in its dossier.
The NIA says that the PFI follows a policy aimed at communalisation. It believes in a Taliban brand of Islam and triggers divide and also has a group of volunteers for physical activity.,
"PFI had consistently been indulging in actions detrimental to overall national security." The NIA also cited the probe into the Love Jihad case. It said that it is using sister organisations such as Sathya Sarani based in Malappuram which carries out forced conversions.
The dossier pointed out that many of PFI's founding leaders were associated with SIMI before it was banned. This includes former PFI chairman E M Abdurahiman, who was all-India general secretary of SIMI in 1980-81 and 1982-93, PFI national vice-chairman P Koya who was with SIMI in 1978-79 and SDPI president E Aboobacker who was Kerala state president of SIMI in 1982-84, among others.
The PFI has its presence in 23 states and is strongest in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. It has a machinery to meet violent ends, the dossier also states.
The outfit has squads of trainers and experts in making crude bombs and IEDs, an intelligence wing...and action squads to run unlawful and violent activities. It has clandestine training centres, where training in martial arts and indoctrination is given.