NIA chargesheets 105 Popular Front of India cadres

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has chargesheeted 105 accused in the cases against the Popular Front of India (PFI) lodged in different parts of the country, charging them with hatching a criminal conspiracy aimed at destabilizing and dismembering the country and waging a war to disintegrate and dismember the Indian Republic to establish an Islamic Caliphate by 2047.

In this month only, the agency has filed five chargesheets from 13 March 13, the first naming two accused from Rajasthan for driving a wedge between different communities in India through radicalization and arms-training of gullible Muslim youth, training them in the handling of weapons and explosives, and raising funds for carrying out acts of terror.

Mohammad Ashif alias Asif of Kota and Sadiq Sarraf of Baran in Rajasthan have been named in the first chargesheet that was based on a case registered by the NIA in September last year to probe the criminal conspiracy of the outfit.

On completion of a major part of investigations into the case relating to the activities and agenda of violent extremism at PFI, the NIA started filing these chargesheets.
All 105  members, and supporters of the banned outfit have been charged under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.


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