NIA continues crackdown on PFI; over 50 members detained throughout nation

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA), with the help of respective state police departments, has resumed the crackdown on the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its workplace bearers. As a part of this, the officers Tuesday took into preventive custody as many as 25 native leaders belonging to each the PFI and its political offshoot the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Karnataka.

Raids are additionally at present underway at locations associated to PFI leaders in several elements of Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Delhi, Maharashtra, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, information company ANI reported. It additionally reported that greater than 30 individuals have been detained from completely different elements of Delhi.

It could also be recalled that the NIA had, on September 22, raided the places of work of a number of PFI leaders and arrested seven of them. “These searches were conducted at the houses and offices of top PFI leaders and members in connection with five cases registered by the NIA following continued inputs and evidence that the PFI leaders and cadres were involved in funding terrorism and terrorist activities, organising training camps for providing armed training and radicalising people to join banned organisations,” an NIA assertion mentioned.

In Assam, 4 individuals linked with the PFI had been detained from Nagarbera space on Tuesday. “Our operation against PFI is on in many parts of the district,” ADGP (Special Branch) Hiren Nath was quoted as saying by ANI.

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Meanwhile, the Nashik police have arrested two individuals related to the PFI. They might be produced earlier than a courtroom later within the day. “Raids are going on in Malegaon town,” the Nashik Police advised ANI.

Police have additionally arrested 4 activists of the PFI from completely different places in Maharashtra’s Thane district for alleged anti-national actions. The arrests had been made on Monday evening in a joint operation carried out within the district by native police and crime department officers, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Laxmikant Patil mentioned.

The homes of PFI leaders in numerous elements of Udupi district had been additionally raided by the police on Tuesday. Four individuals had been taken into custody in reference to numerous instances throughout these raids, information company PTI reported.

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Meanwhile, 5 PFI activists had been arrested from the Kottayam and Kollam districts of Kerala for allegedly partaking in violent actions in the course of the state-wide hartal referred to as by the organisation on September 23 pursuant to nation-wide raids on their places of work and arrests of their leaders.

(With inputs from companies)

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