The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted searches at several places in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and other states as part of a significant campaign against the Popular Front of India (PFI). The ED, NIA, and state police have detained over 100 PFI members and associates in various instances.
More than ten states have seen the arrests. This effort is being closely monitored by the Home Ministry as well. According to sources, two PFI members were also detained in Lucknow.

Searches are being conducted at the locations of persons allegedly involved in funding terrorism, setting up training camps, and radicalizing people to join banned organizations as part of the “biggest ever investigation to date.”
These searches are being carried out at the homes and workplaces of those who organize training camps, support terrorism, and radicalize individuals to join banned organizations.

Shaheen Bagh and Ghazipur in Delhi were among the locations of the arrests.
Nine further PFI-related suspects were detained by Assam Police all around the state. “Last night, Assam police and NIA together conducted an operation in the Hatigaon region, Guwahati, and detained 9 men across the state affiliated with PFI,” a senior police official informed ANI.

The searches were conducted by more than 200 NIA officers and members of the raid team. Workers from PFI and SDPI who were protesting an NIA raid in Mangaluru were detained by the Karnataka Police.
As of midnight, sources told ANI, the NIA and ED are conducting raids at the homes of PFI leaders, including the house of OMA Salam, PFI chairman, in Manjeri, Malappuram district, as well as at PFI offices. While the raids are taking place, PFI employees have protested in front of OMA Salam’s Malappuram home.

“Raids were undertaken by the NIA and ED at several PFI offices in Kerala. Raids are taking place at the leader’s home as well as 50 other places “State General Secretary for PFI, Abdul Sattar, stated.

“The NIA and ED conducted a midnight raid on the homes of popular front leaders in the state as the most recent example of atrocities. The homes of officials at the federal, state, and municipal levels are the targets of the raids. Additionally, the state committee office is being searched. Protest vehemently the fascist regime’s efforts to use institutions to stifle critics, “he added.

Searches have been started by NIA officials in a number of places, including Madurai, Theni, Dindigul, Ramanathapuram, Cuddalore, Thirunelveli, and Tenkasi. These raids are being conducted at premises connected to PFI and SDPI.

Yasser Arafat, the district secretary of Madurai, and Pyaz Ahmed, the chief of the NIA and ED, are being questioned by the NIA.
The NIA has reported more than a dozen cases involving PFI ties in recent days. According to NIA sources, the agency has recently conducted more than 100 searches in relation to the PFI connections in the nation.
On September 18, the NIA conducted a number of raids across various Andhra Pradesh districts, and PFI members were apprehended for questioning in relation to inciting violence and engaging in unlawful activities. A man was given the notice to appear at the NIA headquarters in Hyderabad after officials conducted a raid on a home in Telangana’s Nizamabad district. In the districts of Nizamabad, Kurnool, Guntur, and Nellore, up to 23 NIA teams conducted simultaneous searches.

DISCLAIMER: The author is solely responsible for the views expressed in this article. The author carries the responsibility for citing and/or licensing of images utilized within the text.