In the midst of NIA raids on Popular Front leaders, Amit Shah preside over a conference with key authorities

In the midst of NIA raids on Popular Front leaders, Amit Shah preside over a conference with key authorities

In relation to NIA searches on locations connected to the Popular Front of India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah presided over a meeting with authorities on Thursday (PFI).

Those in attendance at the meeting with Shah were the National Security Advisor (NSA), Ajit Doval, the Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, the Director General of the NIA, Dinkar Gupta, and the Director of the Intelligence Bureau of India, Tapan Deka.

The agency has referred to the searches, which took place in ten states and involved the NIA, the Enforcement Directorate (ED), and state police forces, as the greatest probe it has conducted to date against suspicions of supporting terrorism. Sources claim that about 100 PFI

In the nationwide raids that were undertaken at various sites, leaders were detained.Others who are involved in "financing terrorism, arranging training camps, and radicalising people to join prohibited groups" have their homes and places of business searched.According to reports, the searches were carried out in a number of states, including Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh.

Assam Police previously said that they had apprehended nine people in the state who were connected to PFI, four of whom were taken into custody in the Kamrup district's Nagarbera neighbourhood.

In a PFI case, the NIA earlier this month also conducted 40 raids in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and apprehended four people.The organisation then conducted searches at 38 places in Telangana (one each in the districts of Adilabad and Karimnagar), 23 in Nizamabad, four in Hyderabad, seven in Jagityal, two in Nirmal, and one in each of the towns of Nirmal and Adilabad, and one in Kurnool, both in Andhra Pradesh.

areas) in the case involving Abdul Khader of the Telangana district of Nizamabad and 26 other individuals.The National Development Front of Kerala, the Karnataka Forum for Dignity, and the Manitha Neethi Pasari of Tamil Nadu, three Muslim groups that had been created following the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition, were combined to form the PFI, which was introduced in Kerala in 2006. Many fringe organisations appeared in south India when the Babri mosque was destroyed, and PFI was created after uniting some of them.

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