From the UP leadership the NIA seized pen drives containing videos relating to the Islamic State and Ghazwat-ul-Hind
New Delhi, Sep 28: While there were repeated demands for a ban on the Popular Front of India (PFI) the back-to-back mega raids in the last two weeks resulted in a five year ban on the outfit and its affiliates.
The National Investigation Agency which carried out the raids along with the Enforcement Directorate seized incriminating material including bomb making manuals. The agencies in a note said that it had seized hundreds of incriminating materials. It listed a brochure and a CD related to Mission 2047. This was a document containing material to covert India into an Islamic State by 2047. This was seized from the vice-president of the PFI Maharashtra.
The PFI is set to become the 43rd banned terrorist organisation in India under Section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, which states that an organisation shall be deemed to be involved in terrorism if it commits or participates in acts of terrorism, prepares for terrorism, promotes or encourages terrorism or otherwise involved in terrorism.
New Delhi, Sep 27: The Popular Front of India (PFI), which was raided by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate, is set to become the 43rd banned terrorist organisation in India under Section 35 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.
The enforcement agencies would soon recommend a ban on the PFI to the Union Home Ministry. The decision would be taken soon, a source told OneIndia while adding that the legal options are currently being examined. For now, the reports from the Maharashtra anti-terror squad are also under examination.
New Delhi, Sep 27: The mega raids on the Popular Front of India (PFI) continued today. This is the second time that a raid of such a huge scale is being carried out against the PFI in two weeks.
The NIA continued with its raids on the outfit in eight different states and several members of the PFI have also been detained. Last week the NIA arrested 106 operatives of the group including its chairman O M A Salam.
Sources tell OneIndia that today’s raids are being carried out based on the information that was received following the arrests of the operatives during the first round.
The NIA, ED raids on the Popular Front of India was probably one of the most meticulously planned operations by the agencies which involved everything from planning to coordination to complete secrecy.
New Delhi, Sep 24: The raids on the Popular Front of India (PFI) across the country which led to the arrest of 106 accused was probably one of the most meticulously planned operations.
Raids were carried out across 15 states which led to the arrest of O M S Salam, and this involved the coordination between the National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate, the Intelligence Bureau and 86 platoons of para-military forces.
Multiple agencies such as the NIA and the Intelligence Bureau have prepared detailed dossiers on the outfits which focus around the funding pattern and the activities of the PFI.
New Delhi, Sep 23: In one of the biggest operations in recent times, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) jointly conducted raids on the PFI-SDPI leadership in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The operation was overseen by Union Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.
At around 3.30 a.m., the order to go ahead with the raids was issued by NIA director general Dinkar Gupta and ED director Sanjay Mishra. The raids at fifteen states were carried out with the assistance of the local police.
Multiple agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau and the NIA have prepared detailed dossiers on the outfits. The dossiers focus around the funding pattern and activities of the organisation.
PFI as an organisation came into existence in 2006. However, it dates back to 1993 when an organisation called the National Development Front was formed to protect the interests of Muslims in Kerala following the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
New Delhi, Sep 22: In a joint operation the National Investigation Agency and the Enforcement Directorate raided multiple locations in a bid to crack down on the Popular Front of India.
Raids took place at Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka among other places. Over 100 PFI members have been detained by the ED, NIA and respective state police in various cases.
India has repeatedly raised concerns about the rise of Khalistan extremism in Canada and the UK, but the countries have turned a blind eye to both the requests and the reminders
New Delhi, Sep 21: With cases of violence against Hindus rising and repeated requests to quell Sikh extremism falling on deaf ears, India has put Canada and the UK on notice.
India has repeatedly raised concerns about the rise of Khalistan extremism in Canada and the UK. Furthermore, these elements operate freely in these countries and plot violent acts in India with the support of their masters in Pakistan.
The raids are important as Pakistan’s ISI is hell-bent on exploiting the nexus between the terrorists and gangsters
New Delhi, Sep 13: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted raids at 50 different locations in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chandigarh and Delhi to expose the gangster-terrorist network. The agency registered two FIRs in Punjab and Haryana following the recovery of illicit arms and incriminating documents.
The RPG attack at the Mohali police station and the Patiala jail break led to a probe by the NIA which has been working on this case for the past 8 months. It was found that terrorists were using gangsters to further their activities. Due to the terror angle to these gangster related case, the NIA had to step in and probe the matter.
New Delhi, Sep 12: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out raids at 60 different locations across the country to crack down on gangs and criminal syndicates.
Raids were carried out in Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The raids took place after the NIA registered a case against 10 gangsters who belonged to the Lawrence Bishnoi and Neeraj Bawana gangs. The gangsters will be booked under the stringent provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
The NIA has carried out multiple raids in connection with Praveen Nettar case and is not treating it as a one-off case.
New Delhi, Sep 06: The National Investigation Agency conducted raids in 24 locations in Mangaluru in connection with the murder of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha leader, Praveen Nettar.
The killers Zakir Savanur, Mohammad Shafeeq Bellare, Sheik Saddam Hussain Bellare and Mohammad Harris Bellare said that they committed the murder to cause panic and terror in the area. On July 26, three people came in a vehicle and killed Nettar outside his shop off the Puttur-Sullia Road at Bellare in Mangaluru.
The NIA has carried out multiple raids in connection with this case. Sources tell OneIndia that this is not being treated as a one-off case and it is important to unearth the larger conspiracy. The proximity of Mangaluru to Kasargod where scores of incidents of Islamic radicalisation have taken place is also something that would be looked into, the source further added.