JK News Today & Agencies

Jammu/ New Delhi, September 22:

National Investigation Agency or NIA has conducted raids and searches across several states in its largest ever investigation to unearth persons and sources of terror funding in the country.

During these raids, NIA has arrested 100 men  of Popular Front of India or PFI , and more searches are underway. Maximum of 22 PFI activists were arrested from South Indian state of Kerala followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka (20 each), Tamil Nadu (10), Assam (9), Uttar Pradesh (8), Andhra Pradesh (5), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry and Delhi (3 each) and Rajasthan (2)

According to the officials, the arrests were made during the raids which have been termed as the “largest-ever investigation process till date”.

Details of the arrested activists were not available immediately, but officials said the arrests were done by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the police forces of 11 states so far.

The officials said the searches are taking place on the premises of persons involved in terror-funding, organising training camps, and radicalising people to join proscribed organisations.

Formed in 2006, the PFI claims to strive for a neo-social movement ostensibly for the empowerment of marginalised sections of India. It is, however, often accused by law-enforcement agencies of promoting radical Islam.