Terror Funding: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting regarding the action taken on PFI; NIA, and ED raids in 10 states, and over 100 were arrested.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting regarding the action taken on the bases of PFI in the terror funding case across the country.
Officials including NSA, Home Secretary, and NIA DG participated in this meeting.
Let us inform you that in the Terror Funding case, a joint team of NIA, ED, and State Police has raided the locations of PFI in more than 10 states.
So far more than 100 members of PFI have been arrested in the raids. These include many prominent leaders of PFI.
These searches are being carried out in homes and offices of individuals involved in funding terrorism, organizing training camps, and radicalizing people to join banned organizations.
Terror Funding: Over 100 cadres of PFI were arrested.
“In a major crackdown in 10 states across the country, NIA, ED, and state police have arrested more than 100 cadres of PFI,” the news agency reported.
According to the information, PFI’s Delhi chief Parvez Ahmed has also been arrested.
According to sources, raids have taken place in Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Bihar, and many other states.
Protest against action.
In protest against this action of the investigating agency, activists of PFI and SDPI protested at many places. Supporters of PFI and SDPI protest against the action of NIA in Mangaluru, Karnataka.
Also, more than 50 PFI workers are protesting against the action of NIA in Dindugal, Tamil Nadu.
Terror Funding: Action has taken a few days ago.
The NIA had earlier this month raided 40 places in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh in connection with a PFI case, in which four people were detained.
The probe agency then raided 38 locations in Telangana (23 in Nizamabad, four in Hyderabad, seven in Jagtyal, two in Nirmal, one each in Adilabad and Karimnagar districts) and two places in Andhra Pradesh (one each in Kurnool and Nellore).
During that time, incriminating items including digital devices, documents, two knives, and Rs 8,31,500 in cash were seized during the search operation.
The NIA said that all the accused were conducting training camps to promote terrorist activities.
What is PFI?
PFI was established in 2006 in Kerala. After the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, the PFI was born out of the merger of three Muslim organizations – National Development Front of Kerala, Karnataka Forum for Dignity, and Manitha Neeti Pasari of Tamil Nadu.
After the demolition of the Babri Masjid, several organizations emerged in South India, some of which merged to form the PFI.
PFI describes itself as a neo-social movement committed to empowering people from minority communities, Dalits, and other weaker sections of society.
In how many states is PFI active?
PFI claims to have units in 22 states at present. There has been phenomenal growth of PFI in the last few years.
Apart from Asia, PFI also gets funding from Middle-Eastern countries. Earlier the headquarter of PFI was in Kozhikode, but after its expansion, the headquarter was shifted to Delhi.
PFI state president Nasruddin Elmarom is one of the founding leaders of the organization. Its All India President E Abubakar is also from Kerala.