NIA raids against PFI: In an attempt to crack south India's Popular Front of India (PFI) hawala money network, the NIA on Wednesday raided 16 places including Beltangadi, Puttur, Bantwala, Venura of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. Raids were conducted on houses, offices and on a hospital.
The action comes after there were allegations that illegal hawala money from Gulf countries was being used for the purpose of terrorist acts in the country. It was also alleged that the network was connected with a plot to kill Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Five persons were arrested in Patna for indulging in anti-national activities following raids in the Phulwari Sharif area, which also led to the recovery of several incriminating documents, including PFI's 'Mission 2047', which allegedly had Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their radar.
Police said there are possibilities of their network in Dakshin Kannada. A team of NIA officials had come to Dakshina Kannada district on the trail of investigation.
Raids were conducted at a total of 25 locations in Karnataka, Kerala and Bihar in PFI Phulwarisharif case.