A special court in Thiruvanantaporam on Friday sent Mohammed Mubarak AI to 14 days judicial custody a day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested the practicing advocate of the Kerala High Court in connection with a case it registered suo motu against members of the Popular Front of India (PFI).
The NIA will move the court seeking his custody for further interrogation.
NIA arrested advocate Mohammed Mubarak AI, a resident of Edavanankkad in Ernakulam district, on Thursday following raids across 56 premises linked to activists and local leaders of the banned outfit PFI on Thursday. He is the 14th PFI activist to be arrested from Kerala.
According to NIA, he is a member as well as trainer of the PFI’s martial arts and hit squad. It said the squad was engaged in training and raising gangs to target leaders of other communities.
During the NIA raid on Thursday, several weapons including an axe, sword kept hidden in a badminton racket bag were recovered from his house.