The National Investigation Agency arrested a Muslim man identified as Mohammad Sadiq in Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala. He has been working for the banned radical Islamic organization Popular Front of India (PFI) as a reporter. Mohammad Sadiq used to provide detailed information about non-Muslims to PFI's 'Hit Squads'.
Malayali daily Manorama reported that NIA raided Mohammad Sadiq's house and recovered several suspicious documents, passbooks, and electronic and digital equipment. After examining these devices, the NIA interrogated Sadiq for about 38 hours and arrested him.
In a press release, the NIA said that Mohammad Sadiq was involved in a conspiracy to establish Islamic rule in India by carrying out terrorist activities under the guise of Jihad. He was preparing a list to attack 'non-Muslim' leaders. The spokesperson of the investigating agency has also said that Sadiq used to incite the youth to join terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Islamic State by brainwashing them.
Earlier, NIA raided PFI shelters in Rajasthan and arrested some suspects. During the interrogation, suspects revealed that some people were making a list with detailed information about non-Muslim leaders for PFI.