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NIA conducts pan-India raids against PFI, 50 detained
NIA conducts pan-India raids against PFI, 50 detained

New Delhi, Sep 28 (TIWN) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was conducting raids in over eight states and at multiple locations linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI) members on Tuesday.

Sources said that more than 50 people have been detained and the arrests will depend on their questioning.

Raids were going on in Aurangabad, Jalana, Parbhani districts of Maharashtra; Simoga, Bidar, Ballari, Hubli, Kalburgi districts of Karnataka; Nagarbera of Assam; Bulandshahr's Kasba Syana, Sarurpur and Lisari Gate area of Meerut in Western Uttar Pradesh; and at several places in Delhi.

The raids started early Tuesday morning and were going on.

NIA sources said that in a few states the local police were conducting raids at their instruction.

Hiren Nath, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) (Special Branch), Assam said that they have detained five PFI members from the Nagarbera area. The DGP said that the raids were going on in many districts of Assam.

As many as 11 persons were held by the NIA in it's recent raid.

In Western Uttar Pradesh, four persons have been taken into custody.

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