The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has attached a large arms and martial training facility at Manjeri in the Malappuram district, belonging to the banned Popular Front of India (PFI).
According to the NIA, the training center, known as Green Valley Academy, was spread over 10 hectares of land.
The statement issued by the NIA stated, “The PFI had been using the property for imparting arms training, physical training, and training on use and testing of explosives to its cadres, identified as part of their ‘Service Wing’.
"The facility was also used to harbour several ‘PFI Service Wing’ members after they committed crimes, including murders.
"The Centre was further being used to impart radical & rabid type of ideological training in PFI’s divisive and communal agenda & policies to its trained operatives, cadres & members. Offices of PFI and its frontal organisations were functioning from this premises under the guise of educational institutions."
"This is the sixth PFI Arms Training centre and the 18th property of the outfit to be attached by the NIA in Kerala as ‘proceeds of terrorism’ under the provisions of UA(P) Act.
"The five other PFI training centres attached previously by NIA in Kerala were Malabar House, Periyar Valley, Valluvanad House, Karunya Charitable Trust and Trivandrum Education and Service Trust (TEST)."
It also said that several training centres were being run by the PFI in the guise of charitable and educational trusts.
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