Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with officials including NSA, Home Secretary, DG NIA regarding NIA raid on PFI. The meeting is also being attended by national security advisor Ajit Dova.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with officials including NSA, Home Secretary, DG NIA regarding NIA raid on PFI. The meeting is also being attended by national security advisor Ajit Doval. The meeting held after the NIA, ED, and police of 13 states conducted raids on PFI-SDPI leadership and establishment.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its links across the country. The investigating agency has taken this action in the matter of terror funding and running the camp. ED, NIA and state police arrested 106 people belonging to PFI from 11 states in different cases. NIA arrested PFI National President OMS Salam and Delhi President Parvez Ahmed. Some of these people can be brought to the Delhi headquarters of the NIA. In such a situation, the security of the NIA office has been increased. Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with NSA, Home Secretary and DG NIA regarding the ongoing raid against PFI across the country.
The maximum number of 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), UP (8) and Rajasthan (2). According to the officials, the arrests were made during the raids which have been termed as the ”largest-ever investigation process till date”. Details of the arrested activists were not available immediately, but officials said the arrests were done by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the police forces of 11 states so far.
NIA has raided the PFI and its affiliated locations in many states including UP, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu. The NIA got information about suspicious activities of a large number of PFI and its associated people, on the basis of which the investigating agency is doing a massive crackdown today.This is the biggest action so far regarding training activities of PFI and its people, terror funding and connecting people with the organization.