New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found links of Popular Front of India (PFI) in the case. The PFI’s role in the case emerged following two fresh arrests by the anti-terror agency on last week
Muhammad Ali Ebrahim and Muhammad Ali were held by the NIA on Saturday after they were found to be part of the Kerala Gold Smuggling conspiracy.
Besides aiding and assisting arrested accused Jalal A.M. in collecting the smuggled gold from Ramees K.T. at Thiruvananthapuram and distributing the contraband amongst other conspirators, the NIA said the two accused were involved in other activities also.
NIA investigators later found that Muhammad Ali is a member of the PFI and was earlier charge-sheeted by Kerala Police in ‘Professor’s Palm Chopping Case’ but got acquitted after trial in 2015.
Following the arrests, the NIA on Sunday conducted searches at six places at the residences of arrested accused Jalal A M. and Rabins Hameed in Ernakulam district, and at the residences of Ramees K.T., Mohammed Shafi, Said Alavi and Abdul P.T. in Malappuram district.