Kochi (VSK). Revenue Department of Government of Kerala (GoK) is in a confiscation spree in the wake of the ultimatum Kerala High Court issued on January 19. Ultimatum wanted GoK to finish the confiscation of the assets, belonging to outlawed PFI and/or its leaders, on or before January 23, 2023. Confiscation of assets is for the compensation worth Rs 5.20 crores for damages and public property destruction caused by the violent ‘flash hartal’ held (by PFI) on September 23, 2022. There was every reason to believe that GoK was soft pedaling in the matter. Once they went to the extent of saying that the confiscation would take six months! But, the High Court ultimatum of January 19 turned a bomb shell for GoK. There is no room for further delaying tactics. Because, it could invite ‘contempt of court’.
Now, the GoK actions have been kicked off. Authorities have confiscated the land and house, of PFI state general secretary Abdul Sathar, in Puthiyakavu, (Karunagappalli), Kollam district and several others. Assets of 197 PFI workers throughout state are in the process of confiscation. The district wise details are as follows –
District No. of PFI men to lose assets
Kollam Gen secretary Abdul Sathar (So far 1).
Kottayam 5 incl. former dt. President
Ernakulam 3 & PFI’s Periyar Valley Complex, a prominent centre
Thrissur 5 including SDPI state treasurer Yahiyakoya Thangal & general secretary P.K. Usman. (Social Democratic Party of India –SDPI – is the political arm of PFI)
Palakkad 16 including former state secretary V.A. Rouf and Bava, RSS leader Elappulli Renjith murder accused
Malappuram 126 in 7 taluks, including former state president C.P. Muhammed Basheer
Kannur 2 families
Kasaragod 4 and land & building of Chandragiri Charitable Trust, the centre of PFI dt. committee.
By T. Satisan