Thiruvananthapuram: National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that some officials in the Kerala Police have connections with leaders of the banned outfit Popular Front of India (PFI). NIA handed over details of 873 police officials suspected to have links with PFI to Kerala Police Chief Anil Kant.
Earlier, NIA gathered details of these policemen, traced their calls and found that they contacted PFI leaders before and after NIA conducted raids in Kerala. Further, several contacts were made via phone with leaders during the hartal announced by PFI on September 24.
Before the announcement of the ban on PFI, a cop in Idukki leaked the information of RSS leaders from a police data bank to PFI. The cop was later dismissed from service. In Kottayam, a female police cop faced suspension after sharing a Facebook post about PFI.
Based on these incidents, NIA collected details of the cops and was under their observation. According to the NIA report, low-ranking cops to high-ranking officials of the Police force have links with PFI. The details of the same are shared with the state police chief.