CHENNAI: The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA), which is conducting nationwide raids on the places of work of extremist group Well-liked Entrance of India (PFI), has taken senior leaders of the group into custody.
The accused embrace PFI’s Dindigul Zonal Secretary, Yassar Arafat (28); Cuddalore District Secretary, Fayaz Ahmad (36), and the organisation’s Nationwide Government member, AS Ismail from Coimbatore.
Sources within the NIA advised IANS that extra individuals are in custody however refused to share the small print.
The premier investigating company has arrested 106 individuals throughout the nation after raids carried out in 11 states throughout the nation on the workplace premises of the PFI and the residences of its leaders.
The accused can be delivered to the NIA Tamil Nadu head workplace in Chennai and conduct medical assessments and can be produced earlier than the court docket.
It isn’t recognized whether or not the accused can be charged with The Illegal Actions (Prevention) Modification Act or different sections of the IPC.
NIA sources advised IANS that a few of the PFI leaders could also be taken to the nationwide headquarters of the company in New Delhi.
The raids have been carried out early Thursday morning with the help of the Central Police Force personnel with out informing the respective state police items.
Heavy police safety is supplied on the NIA Tamil Nadu head workplace in Chennai because the PFI has introduced a protest march in direction of the workplace.
In line with official info, the raids have been following the inputs the NIA acquired on the alleged terror funding by the PFI in addition to the record ready by the cadres and native leaders of the group to get rid of Hindu group activists.
The raid carried out after the homicide of RSS chief Sreenivasan at Palakkad has given the NIA sure particulars concerning the modus operandi of the PFI.
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