New Delhi: The security agencies probing Monday’s Israeli embassy car blast is now investigating the role of the Muslim outfit ‘Popular Front of India (PFI)’ in the tragic incident that injured four people including the wife of Israeli diplomat.

A joint team of National Investigating Agency (NIA) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials on Saturday visited several states including Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh in search of important clues about the suspected PFI members who might have played crucial role in executing the whole event.

Terming PFI, which appears as a sister oraganisation of banned outfit SIMI, a grooming threat to the country, a senior official said, “The attitude of PFI towards Israel has always been suspicious. They have infact passed a proposal against Israel last month. In such a condition, there role in hatching and executing the blasts becomes a matter of scrutiny.”

“Use of sophisticated bombs similar to that used in the recent blast is the specialty of PFI,” he asserted.
A senior official from NIA said that the Muslim outfit is slowly and steadily expanding its base in southern part of India.

The organisation that began its operations in Kerala in 2006 has recently set up its base in Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi.

Sources from the Home Ministry said that several members of the PFI are under the radar of intelligence agencies. “The security agency is searching them and strict action will be taken in case their role is established in it,” he claimed.