'Radical outfit Popular Front of India has terrorist links'
Kannur: Popular Front of India (PFI), a Kerala-based confederation of Muslim organizations, is suspected to have terror links, Kerala police said on Wednesday.
Twenty-one alleged activists of the radical outfit have been taken into custody in connection with seizure of country-made bombs and a sword.
The police says the activists, aged between 20 and 25 years, have a criminal background and are accused in some cases, including murder.
Two country-made bombs, a sword, raw material for making bombs, some pamphlets in the name of PFI, an identity card of a person who worked in Iran, some foreign currency and a human dummy were recovered by the police yesterday during a raid in an under construction building allegedly used as a training centre at Narath in Kannur district.
The activists have been questioned and their mobile call details are being verified, the police said.
The Kannur district BJP has demanded a probe by the National Investigation Agency into seizure of the weapons. Alleging that Kannur has become a centre for "terror" activities, BJP alleged that such centres were functioning at various places in the district.
The Kerala police have arrested 21 cadres of the outfit.