Tribunal on PFI ban in K’taka for 3 days

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BENGALURU: The tribunal set up to adjudicate the ban on the Popular Front India (PFI) will be in the state for three days to investigate the organisation’s links to several murder cases.

Earlier, Union Government had banned PFI and its allied organisations under the UAPA on September 28, 2022. A tribunal was set up by the government to adjudicate whether there was sufficient ground for the decision. The tribunal has completed its investigation about the organisation in Kerala and Tamil Nadu and it will conduct investigationsd in Karnataka for three days from January 28.

The primary work of the tribunal is to investigate the murder cases linked to PFI and its allied organisations in the state. The background of the murder accused, planning and other details will also be included in the investigation. The tribunal has notified the investigators in the murder cases to also appear before it.

The PFI and its allied organisations were banned for alleged unlawful activities under the UAPA on September 28 last year.

Cases before the tribunal in Karnataka

  • 2016- Rudresh murder case
  • 2019- MP’s murder attack
  • 2021- DJ Halli and KJ Halli riots
  • 2022-Praveen Nettaru murder case

Applications can be submitted on behalf of the PFI to the tribunal. Both parties have the option of filing an appeal with the tribunal. The trial will be open to the public and the tribunal team will be in Bengaluru from January 28 to 30.

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