NIA has seized “Green Valley Academy” at Mancherry, Malappuram district, the most prominent training centre and centre of foreign fund transaction of outlawed Popular Front of India (PFI). Green Valley is the oldest of that sort in the state. It is the largest centre for arms training and terror training in the state. It is reported that NIA action is according to UAPA. This is the sixth PFI training centre NIA has seized in the state. Malabar House, Periyar Valley, Karunya Charitable Trust, Valluvanadu House and Trivandrum Education and Service Trust were seized earlier.
Now, the total number of assets NIA seized in the state is 18. Green Valley, a 18 hectares plus long training centre is controlled by Green Valley Foundation. NIA has identified it as the training centre of National Development Front (NDF), a Sunni Muslim outfit of extreme views, and PFI. It is the centre for manufacturing of explosives and centre to train how to use the explosives, arms, etc. Academy was the part of the “Service Wing” which is in-charge of criminal activities, including murders. It is also reported to be the shelter for the criminals.
The Academy was used for training the cadres of PFI, based on the policies and ideologies of the outfit. They, PFI and their allied organisations, used the centre camouflaging as the nerve centre of educational institutions. Terror training was undertaken in the name of charity activities and social-voluntary activities. NIA had charged 58 PFI men for various crimes including anti-national activities. Academy is also involved in lot of illegal foreign fund transaction activities.
It is reported that NIA believes, CPM-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) failed to seize the PFI assets. Government was too slow in implementing the union government’s instructions to seize the assets which all other states did promptly. In Kerala district collectors were assigned to implement it.
The state again failed in seizing the PFI leaders’ properties as the compensation for the damages and losses incurred during the flash hartal carried out by PFI last year. The amount to be recovered was Rs 5.2 cr. Government kept on postponing the recovery despite the Court order. At last, the High Court asked the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) to personally present before the Court and submit an affidavit stating the time frame for the recovery process.
It is to be remembered that there was news about state government’s instruction to the police, immediately after union government banned PFI, not to be in a hurry to take actions against the outfit as it would create an impression that it is ‘man hunt’.
Union Minister V. Muraleedharan asked why did state government fail to seize PFI assets. Why did Kerala Police fail to find out that terror training was going on in Green Valley, he asked.