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Nationwide crackdown on PFI, 106 arrested 

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Nationwide crackdown on PFI, 106 arrested 

By Express News Service

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI/BENGALURU/VIJAYAWADA/KOCHI: In one in all their largest joint operations in opposition to terror funding and terror actions, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested 106 activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI) from 93 areas throughout 15 states, together with Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi at the same time as high officers met to debate a possible ban on the organisation.

During the coordinated nationwide operation, which started at round 3:30 am, PFI Chairman O M A Salam, nationwide basic secretary V P Nasarudeen Elamaram and the organisation’s Delhi unit head Parvez Ahmed, amongst others, had been taken into custody. Salam was picked up from his house at Kerala’s Malappuram, after the place was searched. Ahmed’s residence in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar was additionally raided.

Raids had been additionally carried out in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur. The NIA mentioned 45 of the entire arrests had been made by the company. Even because the raids and arrests had been underway, Union Home Minister Amit Shah met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and NIA Director-General Dinkar Gupta to debate particulars of the case, the possible fallout and implications.

“While 19 accused have been arrested from Kerala, 11 have been arrested from Tamil Nadu, 7 from Karnataka, 4 from Andhra Pradesh, 2 from Rajasthan, 1 each from UP and Telangana,” an NIA assertion learn. Among the arrested leaders in Kerala had been PFI’s state president C P Mohammed Basheer, nationwide council member P Koya and senior functionaries Jaseer Ok P, Shafeer Ok P, E Abu Backer, E M Abdul Rahiman, Najumudeen, Sainuddeen T S, Yahiya Koya Thangal, Ok Muhammedali, C T Sulaiman, P Ok Usman, Karamana Ashraf Moulavi, Sadiq Ahmed, Shihas, Ansari P and M M Mujeeb.

The 11 PFI functionaries arrested in Tamil Nadu had been recognized as Syed Ishaaq, Advocate Khalid Mohammed, A M Idris, Mohamed Abuthahir, S Khaja Maideen, Yasar Arafat, Barakathullah, Fayaz Ahamed, M Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Mohammed Yousuf and A S Ismail. 

In Karnataka, the NIA, with assist of native police searched suspects’ areas in Bengaluru and Mangaluru and arrested Anis Ahmed, Afsar Pasha, Abdul Wahid Sait, Yasar Arafath Hasan, Mohammed Shakif alias Shakif, Mohammed Farooq ur Rahman and Shahid Nasir.

Sources mentioned paperwork, money, sharp-edged weapons and enormous variety of digital gadgets had been seized through the raids. The NIA is investigating a complete of 19 PFI-related circumstances, together with 5 registered on Thursday. 

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI/BENGALURU/VIJAYAWADA/KOCHI: In one in all their largest joint operations in opposition to terror funding and terror actions, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday arrested 106 activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI) from 93 areas throughout 15 states, together with Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Telangana, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi at the same time as high officers met to debate a possible ban on the organisation.

During the coordinated nationwide operation, which started at round 3:30 am, PFI Chairman O M A Salam, nationwide basic secretary V P Nasarudeen Elamaram and the organisation’s Delhi unit head Parvez Ahmed, amongst others, had been taken into custody. Salam was picked up from his house at Kerala’s Malappuram, after the place was searched. Ahmed’s residence in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar was additionally raided.

Raids had been additionally carried out in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur. The NIA mentioned 45 of the entire arrests had been made by the company. Even because the raids and arrests had been underway, Union Home Minister Amit Shah met National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and NIA Director-General Dinkar Gupta to debate particulars of the case, the possible fallout and implications.

“While 19 accused have been arrested from Kerala, 11 have been arrested from Tamil Nadu, 7 from Karnataka, 4 from Andhra Pradesh, 2 from Rajasthan, 1 each from UP and Telangana,” an NIA assertion learn. Among the arrested leaders in Kerala had been PFI’s state president C P Mohammed Basheer, nationwide council member P Koya and senior functionaries Jaseer Ok P, Shafeer Ok P, E Abu Backer, E M Abdul Rahiman, Najumudeen, Sainuddeen T S, Yahiya Koya Thangal, Ok Muhammedali, C T Sulaiman, P Ok Usman, Karamana Ashraf Moulavi, Sadiq Ahmed, Shihas, Ansari P and M M Mujeeb.

The 11 PFI functionaries arrested in Tamil Nadu had been recognized as Syed Ishaaq, Advocate Khalid Mohammed, A M Idris, Mohamed Abuthahir, S Khaja Maideen, Yasar Arafat, Barakathullah, Fayaz Ahamed, M Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Mohammed Yousuf and A S Ismail. 

In Karnataka, the NIA, with assist of native police searched suspects’ areas in Bengaluru and Mangaluru and arrested Anis Ahmed, Afsar Pasha, Abdul Wahid Sait, Yasar Arafath Hasan, Mohammed Shakif alias Shakif, Mohammed Farooq ur Rahman and Shahid Nasir.

Sources mentioned paperwork, money, sharp-edged weapons and enormous variety of digital gadgets had been seized through the raids. The NIA is investigating a complete of 19 PFI-related circumstances, together with 5 registered on Thursday.