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Nearly 100 arrested in NIA’s ‘largest-ever’ raids in 11 states over terror funding prices

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Nearly 100 arrested in NIA's 'largest-ever' raids in 11 states over terror funding charges

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/MANGALURU: As many as 106 activists of the Popular Front of India have been arrested on Thursday in early morning raids by multi-agencies led by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), protecting round 11 states, for allegedly supporting terror actions within the nation, officers mentioned.

The most variety of arrests have been made in Kerala (22) adopted by Maharashtra and Karnataka (20 every), Andhra Pradesh (5), Assam (9), Delhi (3), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry (3), Tamil Nadu (10), Uttar Pradesh (8) and Rajasthan (2).

The raids, happening primarily in South India, was termed by the NIA because the “largest ever” investigation course of “till date”.

The NIA mentioned the searches are happening on the premises of individuals allegedly concerned in terror funding, organising coaching camps, and radicalising individuals to affix proscribed organisations.

Details of the arrested activists weren’t out there instantly, however officers mentioned the arrests have been completed by the NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the police forces of 11 states up to now.

In an announcement, the PFI mentioned, “Raids are taking place at the homes of its national, state and local leaders. The state committee office is also being raided. We strongly protest the fascist regime’s moves to use agencies to silence dissenting voices.”

NIA sealed the Telangana PFI head workplace in Chandrayangutta, Hyderabad in reference to a case registered earlier by NIA. NIA, ED, Paramilitary together with native police sealed the PFI workplace. pic.twitter.com/yQzVyJWfDy

— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022

In Malappuram, the home of the nationwide chairman OMA Salam at Manjeri and the organisation’s state headquarters in Kozhikode have been raided. State committee member Yahiya Thangal was taken into custody from Thrissur, whereas an office-bearer of the Pathanamthitta district committee has additionally been detained.

The ED had earlier frozen the PFI accounts and a case below the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) was registered in opposition to the outfit on this regard. It’s not recognized whether or not the raids have been carried out as a follow-up of the probe in that case.

As per the PFI sources, raids have been held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kannur and Kozhikode districts.

Tamil Nadu | PFI staff protest in opposition to National Investigation Agency (NIA) raid on the PFI workplace in Chennai pic.twitter.com/EPAEzCKJFk

— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022

Claiming that the raids have been an act of state-sponsored terrorism PFI state secretary A Abdul Sathar mentioned, “The raids are being held at the residences of the national, state and local leaders. The state head office was also raided. Strong protests should come up against the Fascist government’s act of using its agencies to stifle dissenting voices.”

The NIA sleuths raided the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) workplace amid tight safety. The sources from the intelligence mentioned that the raid is usually associated to a case in Bihar the place a number of SDPI leaders together with Riyaz Farangipete have been accused of conspiracy to disrupt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally. However the identical is but to be confirmed.

Karnataka Police detained PFI and SDPI staff protesting in opposition to NIA raid in Mangaluru https://t.co/UB1PMTkP82 pic.twitter.com/70Fy4BQZOc

— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022

Meanwhile Mangaluru metropolis police commissioner N Shashi Kumar mentioned a number of SDPI and PFI activists who have been protesting have been taken into custody. 

A couple of SDPI and PFI members protested in entrance of the workplace and condemned the raid. They shouted slogans in opposition to the BJP authorities. Searches are being carried out in a number of different locations like Kavoor, Jokatte and Uppinangady additionally, sources mentioned.

The NIA additionally carried out searches at eight locations within the Madurai metropolis space together with Villapuram, Gomatipuram, and Kulamangalam. The PFI staff protest in opposition to the raid on the PFI workplace in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu | NIA is conducting searches at 8 locations within the Madurai metropolis space together with Villapuram, Gomatipuram, and Kulamangalam. pic.twitter.com/WxKihAMayW

— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022

(With inputs from companies)

NEW DELHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/MANGALURU: As many as 106 activists of the Popular Front of India have been arrested on Thursday in early morning raids by multi-agencies led by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), protecting round 11 states, for allegedly supporting terror actions within the nation, officers mentioned.

The most variety of arrests have been made in Kerala (22) adopted by Maharashtra and Karnataka (20 every), Andhra Pradesh (5), Assam (9), Delhi (3), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry (3), Tamil Nadu (10), Uttar Pradesh (8) and Rajasthan (2).

The raids, happening primarily in South India, was termed by the NIA because the “largest ever” investigation course of “till date”.

The NIA mentioned the searches are happening on the premises of individuals allegedly concerned in terror funding, organising coaching camps, and radicalising individuals to affix proscribed organisations.

Details of the arrested activists weren’t out there instantly, however officers mentioned the arrests have been completed by the NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the police forces of 11 states up to now.

In an announcement, the PFI mentioned, “Raids are taking place at the homes of its national, state and local leaders. The state committee office is also being raided. We strongly protest the fascist regime’s moves to use agencies to silence dissenting voices.”

NIA sealed the Telangana PFI head workplace in Chandrayangutta, Hyderabad in reference to a case registered earlier by NIA. NIA, ED, Paramilitary together with native police sealed the PFI workplace. pic.twitter.com/yQzVyJWfDy
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022
In Malappuram, the home of the nationwide chairman OMA Salam at Manjeri and the organisation’s state headquarters in Kozhikode have been raided. State committee member Yahiya Thangal was taken into custody from Thrissur, whereas an office-bearer of the Pathanamthitta district committee has additionally been detained.

The ED had earlier frozen the PFI accounts and a case below the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) was registered in opposition to the outfit on this regard. It’s not recognized whether or not the raids have been carried out as a follow-up of the probe in that case.

As per the PFI sources, raids have been held in Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Ernakulam, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kannur and Kozhikode districts.

Tamil Nadu | PFI staff protest in opposition to National Investigation Agency (NIA) raid on the PFI workplace in Chennai pic.twitter.com/EPAEzCKJFk
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022
Claiming that the raids have been an act of state-sponsored terrorism PFI state secretary A Abdul Sathar mentioned, “The raids are being held at the residences of the national, state and local leaders. The state head office was also raided. Strong protests should come up against the Fascist government’s act of using its agencies to stifle dissenting voices.”

The NIA sleuths raided the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) workplace amid tight safety. The sources from the intelligence mentioned that the raid is usually associated to a case in Bihar the place a number of SDPI leaders together with Riyaz Farangipete have been accused of conspiracy to disrupt Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally. However the identical is but to be confirmed.

Karnataka Police detained PFI and SDPI staff protesting in opposition to NIA raid in Mangaluru https://t.co/UB1PMTkP82 pic.twitter.com/70Fy4BQZOc
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022
Meanwhile Mangaluru metropolis police commissioner N Shashi Kumar mentioned a number of SDPI and PFI activists who have been protesting have been taken into custody. 

A couple of SDPI and PFI members protested in entrance of the workplace and condemned the raid. They shouted slogans in opposition to the BJP authorities. Searches are being carried out in a number of different locations like Kavoor, Jokatte and Uppinangady additionally, sources mentioned.

The NIA additionally carried out searches at eight locations within the Madurai metropolis space together with Villapuram, Gomatipuram, and Kulamangalam. The PFI staff protest in opposition to the raid on the PFI workplace in Chennai.

Tamil Nadu | NIA is conducting searches at 8 locations within the Madurai metropolis space together with Villapuram, Gomatipuram, and Kulamangalam. pic.twitter.com/WxKihAMayW
— ANI (@ANI) September 22, 2022
(With inputs from companies)