Probe Agency carried out raids at six places in 4 districts of Tamil Nadu
The Probe Agency NIA (National Investigation Agency) on Tuesday, conducted searches at six places in Tamil Nadu’s four districts in relation to a case related to unlawful activities of the banned terror outfit PFI (Popular Front of India). The official sources said that the searches are going on in Chennai, Dindigul, Theni, and Madurai districts. The team of the National Investigation Agency detained two people, Sadiq Ali, the SDPI district secretary of Theni, and Mohammad Qaiser, the regional president of PFI in this case.
The NIA conducted these raids with its team members at the residential and other premises of the accused in the case in close connection with the Tamil Nadu Police. The case was registered by the National Investigation Agency on September 19th, 2022. Since last year, when the case was registered NIA has arrested a dozen cadres of PFI so far. Last year, the NIA carried out searches on the premises of the arrested accused persons in different locations in Tamil Nadu, and several incrimination documents and articles, and digital devices were seized.
The fresh raids were carried out almost five months after 10 accused were arrested by the NIA in this particular case. The National Investigation Agency arrested a resident named Umar Sheriff R alias Umar Juice, resident of Sungam Pallivasal Street, Nelpettai, Madurai, Tamil Nadu for conspiring and indulging in unlawful activities such as creating enmity among various groups on grounds of religion and carrying out activities which disturb the peace of the public as well as the reason of disaffection against India.
During an investigation NIA revealed that Umar Sheriff arranged various physical training courses, classes with the dangerous weapons to the cadre of PFI to get successful in the objective. These courses trained them to attack the people selected by leaders of PFI at the district and state levels. A total number of 10 accused persons have been arrested in this case till now.