According to government officials, the National Investigation Agency has raided premises in connection with Popular Front Of India (PFI) in many states on Thursday.
It was a big step against the anti-terrorism in states including Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
The raids were carried out by National Investigation Agency (NIA) , Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the state police in collaboration. More than 100 PFI members have been arrested from several parts of the country.
The maximum were arrested from Kerala, then Maharashtra and Karnataka respectively.
It is the “largest ever” crackdown to PFI, the investigating agencies and police are conducting raids against those allegedly involved in organizing training camps, terror funding and making others to join the extremist group.
“The raids are taking place at the homes of national, state and local leaders of PFI. The state committee office is also being raided. We strongly protest the fascist regime’s moves to use agencies to silence dissenting voices,” a statement from PFI said.
The anti-terror agency on Tuesday charged four members of PFI under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) following 38 raids at different locations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.