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NIA-ED Conducts Nationwide Anti-terror Raids, Apprehends Nearly 100 PFI Leaders

The raids are underway in Delhi, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Bihar among others

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INDIA: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) initiated a search operation across ten states in connection with terror funding. 

According to reports, the national probe agencies detained nearly 100 PFI activists in connection with the terrorist organizations. This is probably the largest raid conducted in India, specifically in South India. NIA said that it is the “largest ever” investigation under process “till date”.

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The Investigating agency primarily focuses on people allegedly funding, organizing training camps, and unauthorisedly influencing people and forcing them to become nihilists to join the terror organizations. 

As per official reports, 100 activists, including the top-notch leaders of the Popular Front of India (PFI), have been detained far in connection with the anti-terror raids.

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Meanwhile, the PFI released a statement, “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,” the statement added. 

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More than 50 PFI members are holding protests outside the party office, showcasing rage and discontent towards the ongoing raids in Tamil Nadu.

The ongoing operation focuses on states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. 

The NIA combined with ED followed up raids at Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram, including the residences of PFI state and all houses of the district level leaders such as PFI chairman in Manjeri, house of OMA Salam and a midnight raid at Malappuram district and PFI offices.

These raids carry a strong lead and are mandatory for nationwide security. There are various ongoing rackets of terror funding from India, and previous incidents of terrorism strongly indicate that they are getting inside information and help from within the country.

Also Read: NIA Conducts Searches in Telangana and AP in a PFI case

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