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Big PFI leader arrested for plotting Islamic rule in India, was absconding for a long time

New Delhi: The NIA (National Investigation Agency) has arrested CA Rauf, Kerala secretary of the banned Muslim organization Popular Front of India (PFI). Rauf is facing charges of indulging in illegal activities as part of a conspiracy to establish “Islamic rule”. He was arrested from Kerala. An NIA spokesperson said Rauf, a resident of Karimpalli-Palakkad, is the 13th accused arrested in the PFI Kerala case. In September, the central government banned the PFI and several of its affiliates for five years under a stringent anti-terror law for their affiliations with global terrorist groups like ISIS.

Apart from PFI, organizations which were banned under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). They include Rehab India Foundation, Campus Front of India, All India Imam Council, National Confederation of Human Rights Organisation, National Women Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala.

The NIA said that Rauf was the state secretary of the PFI and looked after its media and public relations wing in Kerala. Rauf was absconding after his name cropped up during the investigation of the case registered against the PFI, its office bearers, members and associates in Kerala. The NIA has said that the PFI and its affiliated organizations have been found to be conspiring to create enmity between members of different religions and groups and indulging in illegal activities with an intention to disturb the peace and create dissatisfaction against India.

“They have also been found promoting alternative justice delivery systems that justify the use of criminal force resulting in instilling fear among the people,” the spokesperson said. Youth are encouraged to join terrorist organizations – Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)/ Daesh and Al-Qaeda, and in India by committing terrorist acts as part of violent jihad A conspiracy was hatched to establish Islamic rule. Earlier, 12 accused were arrested during the investigation of the case, while Rauf evaded arrest and was absconding. “He is one of the main conspirators in the present case,” the official said.

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