This morning, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted a raid of Popular Front Of India (PFI) premises across multiple states, a government official reported.
A massive crackdown on PFI was conducted by the anti-terror agency in ten states, including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and, Tamil Nadu.
In the coordinated raids carried out by NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and, state police, over 100 top PFI leaders and functionaries have been arrested.
Among the states, Kerala had the highest number of arrests (22) followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka (20 each), Andhra Pradesh (5), Assam (9), Delhi (3), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry (3), Tamil Nadu (10), Uttar Pradesh (8), and Rajasthan (2).
It’s said to be the largest operation to date with raids and searches on terror funders, organizers of training camps, and recruiters who radicalize others.
- Some members of the party in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka staged protests over the arrest.
In raids happening on the homes of national, state, and local PFI leaders as well as their party’s offices, the fascist regime has sought to quell dissenting voices by the enforcement agency. This PFI statement represents their strong protest of these actions.
- Union Home Minister Amit Shah today met with officials and presided over the investigations into the raided property.
- NSA Ajit Doval, NIA chief Dinkar Gupta, and Director of Intelligence Bureau of India Tapan Deka attended the meeting.
- Following searches at 38 locations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, the anti-terror agency charged four PFI functionaries under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
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