ED Arrests Alleged PFI Members on Money Laundering Charges


Three purported members of the prohibited Popular Front of India (PFI) have been apprehended by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on allegations of money laundering, according to official sources on Saturday.

Identified as Abdul Khader Puttur, Anshad Baddrudin, and Firoz K, they served as physical trainers for the PFI, the sources stated, noting that their arrests were made under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). The detained individuals were produced before a special court in Delhi.

The probe agency has leveled accusations against the trio of providing weapons training to PFI personnel and receiving significant funds from the outlawed organization for this purpose.

The PFI was banned by the Central government in September 2022 under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) due to alleged connections with terrorist activities. Established in Kerala in 2006, the PFI had its headquarters situated in Delhi.

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