Islamist organization PFI (Popular Front of India) has a nefarious plan to target RSS and BJP reveals an investigation by the Maharashtra ATS (anti-terrorist squad). This comes close on the heels of raids conducted by the NIA (National Investigation) on PFI offices and houses across 10 states in which hundreds were arrested.
Maharashtra ATS discloses PFI’s sinister plan
The RSS headquarters in Nagpur and top leaders of the BJP are on the radar of the Islamist organization. PFI members planned to collect information regarding the movement of RSS leaders during the upcoming Dussehra event.
The Intelligence note says that the Islamist organization has activated its members to target government agencies, RSS, and BJP leaders. “The PFI is planning a serious and sinister way to disturb public peace and tranquillity. They are “upset” after their senior leaders, E Abubucker, EM Abdur Rahiman, and others were detained in Tihar prison in New Delhi,” the note read.
The note highlighted that following the raids, PFI deputed bayathees (Arabic term for fidayeen) who pledge loyalty to their chief either to kill or get killed. The bayathees were instructed to target NIA, ED (Enforcement Directorate), police and other government officials because the PFI believes these institutions to be working against their interest. Furthermore, they have been tasked with attacking Hindu organizations and leaders as well as communalizing the situation and stoking hatred among people.
PFI activities in UP
Uttar Pradesh (UP) security agencies have said that the Islamist organization is increasing its footprint in the state. Agencies confirmed that it has started a special scheme to enlist more members and is also offering cash incentives to convert Hindu girls to Islam. Additionally, it has promised to give the converts houses, money, and jobs as an allurement.
Security agencies highlighted PFI has put up a training camp in Kakori’s Kursi village on the Lucknow-Barabanki border. The camp trained people on how to convert vulnerable girls. The converts were also provided with information regarding the rewards that awaited them. Umar Gautam was an active SDPI member who was arrested by the UP ATS for running a conversion racket.
NIA raids on PFI across Bharat
On the intervening night of September 21 and September 22, National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted several raids on locations linked to the Islamist organization Popular Front of India (PFI) across 10 states, including Bihar, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Telangana.
The agency arrested around 100 cadres, including top leaders of the organization. The raids were conducted by joint teams of NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED), and respective State Police, and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs was monitoring the action against the organization. Stunning disclosures have been made in the PFI raids including the recovery of high-end communications devices used for deep sea navigation and avoiding detection.
PFI attacks RSS & BJP properties
RSS and BJP offices and their members’ properties faced petro bomb attacks from Islamists following the nationwide arrest of key PFI leaders. Members of Hindu organisations also were targeted by Islamists with their vehicles set on fire. Nearly 20 incidents have been reported across the state, and police have arrested 15, including 2 SDPI members.
Even as widespread violence was reported from Kerala following the NIA raid on the Islamist organization, RSS, BJP and Hindu organisation members faced attacks from Islamists from September 24. Molotov cocktails and packets filled with petrol and diesel were thrown at the residences, properties and vehicles of BJP, RSS members and Hindu activists. The Commune Magazine reported 13 such attacks in Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Ramanathapuram, Dindigul, Kanniyakumari and Chennai.