May 27, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

Over 100 Arrested in a massive Anti-Terror Raids Against Popular Front of India

Raids and searches are being carried out against those allegedly involved in terror funding and radicalising others to join extremist organisations.

New Delhi: In country’s first ever massive raids the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the premises linked to Popular Front Of India (PFI) in several states,
on Thursday morning said government sources.

In a massive crackdown on PFI, the anti-terror agency carried out early morning raids in ten states, including Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Over 100 top PFI leaders and functionaries have been arrested in the nationwide raids. NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and state police raided.

The maximum arrests were made in Kerala 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.

The PFI said ina statement that “The raids are taking place at the homes of national, state and local leaders of PFI. The state committee office is also being raided. We strongly protest the fascist regime’s moves to use agencies to silence dissenting voices.”

On Tuesday, the anti-terror agency charged four PFI functionaries under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) after carrying out searches at 38 locations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Meanwhile, PFI members staged protests in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka against the arrests.

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