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NIA conducts nationwide raids to crackdown on banned organisation PFI

The searches came after the NIA in early August had attached the Green Valley Academy in Manjeri, one of the PFI's largest and oldest arms and physical training centres.

Edited By: Nivedita Dash @Nivedita0503 New Delhi Updated on: October 11, 2023 10:21 IST
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To crack down on the banned organisation Popular Front of India (PFI), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted nationwide raids, including in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi among other states. 

In Mumbai, a team of NIA reached the house of Abdul Wahid Shaikh, who lives in Vikhroli area. Shaikh had been an accused in the 2006 railway blast case, but the trial court had acquitted him of all charges. The NIA team reached his house at 5 am today.

NIA action continued in Tonk, Kota, and Gangapur in Rajasthan. The team started its raid late at night. Many suspects have been taken into custody. In addition to this, the NIA along with the local police started conducting raid at Old Delhi's Ballimaran which falls under the Hauz Qazi police station area. The NIA reached the area early on Wednesday morning.

Ealier in September, the Enforcement Directorate conducted raids in the houses of former PFI workers in four districts of Kerala- Thrissur, Ernakulam, Malappuram and Wayanad. In August, the NIA had raided the house of several PFI operatives in Malappuram. The raids were conducted at residences of Thayyil Hamza in Vengara, Kalathiparambil Yahuti in Tirur, Haneefa in Tanur and Rangattur Padikkaparambil Jaffer, who were all part of the banned PFI.

The NIA is also conducting raids in multiple areas at Madurai in the PFI case.



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