‘Popular Front hatched conspiracy to assassinate PM’ ED makes revelations


New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has claimed that popular front of India (PFI) had planned to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bihar. The plan was to attack the Prime Minister during a rally in Patna on July 12. The ED also alleged that popular front had organised a special training camp for this purpose.

In the remand report of Shafiq Payeth, a Popular Front activist from Peringathur in Kannur, who was arrested in a case registered by the Enforcement Directorate, the plan to carry out the attack on Modi has been explained. Apart from the Prime Minister, terrorist groups were formed to carry out simultaneous attacks on some prominent people and strategic locations in Uttar Pradesh, the remand report said.

The remand report contains serious allegations against Shafeeq, a Malayalee. He was working in a company in Qatar. It was through these connections that the money for terrorist activities was raised. According to the ED report, a total of Rs 120 crore was raised from abroad for terrorist activities and evidence for this has been obtained.

Following raids on Popular Front of India (PFI) centres on Thursday, the ED arrested four Popular Front activists. Apart from Shafiq, the arrested have been identified as Parvez Ahmed, Mohammad Ilyas and Abdul Mukheet.


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