NIA raids PFI activists across TN


NIA sleuths conducted raids across Tamil Nadu on Thursday against Popular Front of India (PFI) activists allegedly involved in terror related activities, including funding.

National Investigation Agency officials held searches at premises linked to PFI in districts including Chennai, Theni, Madurai, Coimbatore and Ramanathapuram and picked up a number of activists for questioning, police sources said.

In near simultaneous raids across the length and breadth of the country, NIA-led multi-agency operations saw the arrest of 106 activists of the PFI in 11 states, including Tamil Nadu, for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country.

At Cumbum in Theni district, a couple of locals who agitated against the apprehension of a PFI office-bearer by the NIA were detained by the police. At Karumbukadai in Coimbatore, a protest was held against the NIA when the officials picked up a functionary. Police detained the protesters.


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