Watch: Police detain Kerala PFI general Abdul Sathar from Alappuzha
Kerala police on September 28 detained Popular Front of India (PFI) state general secretary Abdul Sathar in Alappuzha.
The arrest comes a day after the Central Government imposed a five-year ban on the PFI and several of its associates for their alleged terror activities.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Tuesday night made the announcement through a notification declaring "the PFI and its associates or affiliates or fronts as an unlawful association with immediate effect".
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#WATCH | Alappuzha, Kerala: PFI state general Abdul Sathar detained by police pic.twitter.com/hq4CfXuu4v— ANI (@ANI) September 28, 2022
Along with PFI, the ban was also imposed on its fronts including Rehab India Foundation (RIF). Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), National Women's Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala as an "unlawful association".
The National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate and the state police forces jointly coordinated searches at the houses and offices of the PFI leaders and members across India.
Searches were conducted at 93 locations in 15 states of India in which over 100 activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested.