The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) on Thursday morning raided the premises linked to In style Entrance Of India (PFI) in a number of states, authorities sources stated.
In a large crackdown on PFI, the anti-terror company carried out raids in ten states, together with Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
Over 100 prime PFI leaders and functionaries have been arrested within the nationwide raids. The raids had been carried out by NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and state police in a coordinated transfer.
The utmost variety of arrests had 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).
In what’s believed to be the “largest ever” crackdown until date, raids and searches are being carried out in opposition to these allegedly concerned in terror funding, organising coaching camps and radicalising others to hitch extremist teams.
PFI members staged protests in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in opposition to the arrests.
“The raids are happening on the properties of nationwide, state and native leaders of PFI. The state committee workplace can also be being raided. We strongly protest the fascist regime’s strikes to make use of businesses to silence dissenting voices,” the PFI stated in an announcement.
On Tuesday, the anti-terror company charged 4 PFI functionaries below the Illegal Actions (Prevention) Act (UAPA) after finishing up searches at 38 areas in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.