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NIA conducts raids at multiple locations in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh over PFI case

On Sunday, NIA has conducted raids in two Telugu states. The National Investigation Agency raided multiple locations across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the case of "terrorist training" under the guise of conducting Karate lessons.

By Priyanka Verma 
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NIA raids: On Sunday, NIA has conducted raids in two Telugu states. The National Investigation Agency raided multiple locations across Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the case of “terrorist training” under the guise of conducting Karate lessons.

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According to the information, the raids were conducted in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool, Nellore, Kadapa, and in Telangana’s Nizamabad areas. The agency is searching the residence of PFI District Convene Shadulla, who is the main accused in this case.

Around 23 teams of NIA officials simultaneously conducted searches in Nizamabad, Kurnool, Guntur and Nellore districts. The police have already arrested Mohammad Imran and Mohammad Abdul Mobin, and treason cases have been registered against them. Besides, NIA nabbed fives extremists who were allegedly responsible for training terrorists in the guise of giving Karate lessons.

Earlier in July 2022, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had launched a money laundering probe into a “terror module” unearthed by Bihar Police with the arrest of three people for their alleged links with extremist organisation PFI and their plans to indulge in “anti-India” activities.

On August 26, NIA’s Hyderabad branch registered a case linked to the PFI. One Abdul Khadar, 52, a resident of Autonagar, Nizamabad, along with 26 persons were accused in the NIA First Information Report (FIR) which mentions that they along with others conspired to wage war against the Government of India.

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The FIR mentions, “In pursuance of the criminal conspiracy, they recruited the members of Popular Front of India (PFI), organised camps for imparting training for committing terrorist acts. They formed an unlawful assembly and promoted enmity between different groups on the basis of religion and were involved in activities disrupting sovereignty and territorial integrity of India.”

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