HYDERABAD: Officials from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed one more charge sheet against five members of Popular Front of India (PFI) from Nizamabad district and charged them with indulging in terror activities.
On completion of further investigations into the criminal conspiracy hatched by PFI leaders and cadre by recruiting and radicalising youth in training camps that train them in carrying acts of terror and violence, the NIA filed a supplementary charge sheet against the five in the NIA special court here.
The accused include Shaik Raheem, Shaik Vahaid Ali, Jafrulla Khan Pathan, Shaik Riyaz Ahmed and Abdul Waris. They have been charge-sheeted under sections 120B, 153A of IPC and Sections 13(1)(b), 18, 18 A and 18 B of the UA (P) Act, 1967.
Last December, the agency had filed its first charge sheet against 11 accused after taking over investigation from Telangana police in August last year. The case was originally registered at VI Town, Nizamabad on July 4, 2022.
The aim of PFI is to carry out violent terrorist activities in furtherance to putting in place an Islamic rule in the country by 2047.
Once recruited into the PFI, the Muslim youth are trained in the use of lethal weapons to kill their ‘targets’ by attacking their vital body parts such as throat, stomach, head.
PFI and its many affiliates were declared as an ‘unlawful association’ by the MHA in September 2022....