Another shocker for Leftist Islamist ISIS recruitment deniers was reported from Kerala. A Malayali who had been in jail in Karachi for years died under mysterious circumstances. The deceased was identified as Zulfikar (48), a native of Kappur village in Palakkad district.
Incidentally, local radical Islamists allegedly initiated steps to bring back his dead body to Palakkad. HinduPost recently reported that Popular Front of India (PFI) terrorists are still active in Kerala even after the terror-linked organization was banned. Allegedly, they have the covert support of the green communist state government, leading to inaction from the Kerala police.
Authorities received information about Zulfikar’s death last day. Reportedly Bharat will receive his body from the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab. The Union Home Ministry has also instructed the State Home Additional Chief Secretary to take steps to bring it to Kerala and hand the terrorist’s dead body over to his relatives.
It is indicated that Zulfikar was caught by the Pakistan Army three years ago. The Pakistan Army arrested him after he allegedly violated the maritime boundary. There are hints that he had links with the Islamic State (ISIS).
Zulfikar lived in a Gulf country for a long time. His wife and children stayed with him there. But they allegedly quarreled with Zulfikar over his terror links and returned home.
Zulfikar’s wife opposed his association with the terrorist organization. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) supposedly investigated Zulfikar based on his terror links. Suspiciously, like many such cases, this one, too, was soon forgotten. It is reported that the body will be brought home tomorrow.
His relatives got the information about Zulfikar’s death last night. Meanwhile, the terror suspect’s relatives say they are uninterested in receiving Zulfikar’s dead body. It is not clear why they declined to accept his dead body.
It seems efforts are on to persuade them. Some questioned why would the central government be so interested in bringing his body back to Kerala. Do they want to create another martyr for the terror supporters? We know that there are plenty of ISIS allies in Kerala.
Zulfikar last came to Palakkad in 2018. He was working as a driver in Abu Dhabi for a long time. Later the family swore they had no information about Zulfikar. How many drivers from Bharat living in the UAE (especially in Abu Dhabi, where rents and the cost of living are exorbitantly high) have their families with them? Mostly none.
Strangely, his family claims they knew about his ISIS connections only after his death. Where were they when the NIA investigated his case?
Zulfikar lived in Abu Dhabi with his wife and daughter. However, later his wife quarreled with Zulfikar and came home, claiming she had no relationship with her husband. Suspicions also remain about why Zulfikar, who has alleged links to ISIS, came to Pakistan. It is also reported that agencies, including the NIA, were investigating Zulfikar, who was in the UAE for years.
Allegedly, the Pakistani navy arrested Zulfikar, a fisherman, for violating the maritime boundary. Incidentally, HinduPost reported how Bharat saw the largest narcotic drug bust the country has ever seen near the coasts of Kochi.
Narcotics drugs worth Rs 25,000 crore were confiscated from the Kochi coast on Saturday. 2,525 kg of methamphetamine was seized from the high seas during a search conducted following a tip-off. Naval authorities also arrested a Pakistani national named Zubair (29). Could a connection be between suspected Zulfikar’s mysterious ‘death’ and the drug haul?