NIA conducts raids at multiple locations linked to PFI in Kerala

New Delhi: The raids of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) are going on at the bases of the banned organization Popular Front of India (PFI). According to media reports, the NIA raided 56 locations of PFI leaders across Kerala in the early hours of Thursday.

On Thursday raided several places in Kerala, including the residences of second-line leaders of the banned Islamic outfit Popular Front of India. Sources in Kerala Police said that the raids which started late last night are still going on.

Multi-agency teams led by the NIA arrested several functionaries, including top leaders of the radical Islamic outfit, in simultaneous raids at multiple locations in 15 states in September for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country.

The NIA said that after being banned, the PFI was in touch with other international terrorist organizations through which efforts were being made to raise funds.

According to the investigating agencies, an attempt was being made to revive the PFI with some other name. The agency said today’s action was taken against those who were overground workers of PFI.

NIA has raided Kerala for the 5th time since September. According to the sources of the investigating agency, the most active members of PFI in the country are in Kerala, who were continuing their activities even after the last major operations.