September 26, 2022
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Over 100 Arrested In Anti-Terror Raids Against Popular Front of India

According to government sources, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raided the offices of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in numerous states on Thursday morning. The anti-terror agency conducted operations in ten states, including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, as part of a broad campaign against PFI.

The nationwide operations resulted in the arrest of more than 100 senior PFI officials and leaders. In a coordinated effort, the NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED), and state police carried out the raids.

Kerala saw the most arrests (22), followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka (20 each), Andhra Pradesh (5), Assam (9), Delhi (3), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry (3), Tamil Nadu (10), Uttar Pradesh (8), and Rajasthan (2).

Raids and searches are being conducted against those who are reportedly involved in supporting terrorism, running training camps, and radicalising others to join extremist groups as part of what is thought to be the “biggest ever” campaign to date.

PFI members organised demonstrations against the arrests in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

“The homes of PFI leaders at the national, state, and local levels are being raided. Additionally, the state committee office is being searched. We vehemently object to the fascist regime’s efforts to muzzle opposition voices by using agencies, “PFI released a statement.

The anti-terror agency searched 38 places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday before charging four PFI employees under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

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