A National Investigation Agency (NIA) report has found that 873 Popular Front of India (PFI) terrorists have infiltrated the Kerala Police. Local media reported that NIA handed over information about these terrorists and their activities to the state police chief DGP Anil Kant. Kerala police consist of around 50,000 personnel with an annual budget of around INR 4,500 cr.
Police officers on the list are under the surveillance of central agencies. Though Kerala police announced that they had not officially received any such circular from the NIA, the CPM government has not denied the serious allegations.
After the organization was banned, intelligence agencies received information that the weapons were smuggled from Kerala into Tamil Nadu for fear of NIA raids. While some personnel in Kerala police stood and watched, others assisted PFI terrorists by passing on information.
Some officers openly sided with the arrested terrorists. CA Ziyad, a senior Civil Police Officer (CPO) attached to Kalady police station, reached Perumbavoor police station and provided the necessary assistance to the three terrorists. He has since been ‘suspended’ with pay. It is suspected that senior officials above the rank of deputy superintendent of police or superintendent of police are on the NIA list.
They were assisted by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan who ordered district collectors and top Kerala police officials not to show ‘undue haste.’ Buildings that functioned as PFI offices but registered as charities, educational institutes, and trusts were deliberately left alone. Naturally, this provided terrorists time to dump evidence, some of which are now found abandoned on the streets of highly sensitive areas like Kannur. Places like Coimbatore are infested with PFI religious terrorists, and weapons and books of accounts have been hastily transferred out of Kerala.
NIA officials were allegedly surprised when they audited the financial position of many of these policemen and allegedly found each to be worth crores of rupees. Various central agencies are collecting financial transaction details of suspected PFI police personnel. That list includes not just Civil Police Officers (CPOs) but also Sub-Inspectors (SIs), Station House Officers (SHOs), and higher-ups in the police hierarchy.
These sleeper cell police personnel work in the Special Branch, Intelligence, Law and Order departments of the state police and hold the office of top officials. There are allegations against them that they have leaked information about the movements of the police force and inspections to those associated with the PFI. These officers continued to help the PFI even after the terror outfit was banned. It is not known whether the 873 mentioned by the NIA are the ones who contacted their terror paymasters after the organization was banned.
PFI-leaning officers intimated their leaders, which led to PFI workers removing books of accounts, propaganda material, and weapons from their offices under suspicious circumstances. Police locked and sealed these offices after ensuring that the evidence was gone. Based on intelligence, police personnel cleared the bushes around these offices where weapons were initially stored but found nothing. Arrested PFI terrorists have given statements that they had weapons stockpiles, and being unable to find them puts the Kerala police in an awkward situation.
Kerala police officers merely watched when around 100 PFI terrorists surrounded the Erattupetta police station on the day of the illegal hartal and warned police of severe consequences. PFI leaders openly instigated violence while their cadre cheered and clapped with shouts of Allahu Akbar. More than anything else, the incident showed deep collaboration in the state of affairs.
Earlier, central agencies conducted Operation Octopus against the PFI and arrested its top leadership. It succeeded since it was carried out in utmost secrecy with an aim not to leak information, and the PFI was banned. Central agencies now seek to find those who helped them. An investigation is underway, and Operation Octopus is entering the next phase.
Allegations that a pro-PFI WhatsApp group called Pacha Velicham (Green Light) within the Kerala police force have existed for some time. But no action was taken against anyone due to interference from political circles.
The news also discussed is that more than 20 policemen from the Adoor Kerala Armed Police (KAP) Third Battalion camp are leading the WhatsApp group. Battalion IG Shefin Ahmed felt suspicious after 12 Islamist policemen insisted on airport duty, and he duly informed the cyber cell. No action was initiated against these PFI sleeper cell police officers.
These incidents happened way back in 2018. During the Sabarimala agitation, the Marxist/Radical Islamist gang used the same KAP officers to beat up Hindu devotees, including women and children.
Green communists are using different government departments to delay proceedings against the PFI. The Revenue Department sought an extension of time to provide property details of PFI leaders. NIA sought information from the department as part of the legal process. But the revenue department has asked for more time as the ‘digitization’ has not been completed.
Initially, the police were asked to file a report, but when they did not cooperate, the help of the revenue department was sought. They were ordered to transfer the information within a week. Kerala Revenue officials requested more time after they sat on the order for five days. Such instances show us the severe lapses in the federalist system.
Even as terrorists ran riot, Communist government employees enjoyed their Pooja holidays. Even now, these government officials have not specified how many days they need to find the assets registered in the name of accused PFI leaders and cadre. This laxity is allegedly to help the terrorists transfer their holdings to other Benami names. It is clear from the position of the police and the revenue department that the departments are moving as per the Marxist/Islamist government’s stance on helping the PFI.