Lucknow: The Anti Terror Squad (ATS) and the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police carried out searches at multiple locations in state on Thursday in connection with country wide crackdown by the National Investigating Agency against the Popular Front of India, police sources said here.
Police sources said that so far eight persons have been picked up on the basis of suspicion from different places of the state, including the state capital, Lucknow.
“The crackdown started late on Wednesday night and is still continuing. Those who have been picked up are being quizzed,” they said.
Police sources said that based on the revelation of the suspects, the scope of the searches may be expanded. “Two persons have been picked up from Lucknow, including one from Indira Nagar colony,” they said.
Report said that while two suspects have been picked up in Varanasi, one is said to have been detained in Bahraich. “Similar action is being taken at other places in the state,” sources said.
No official statement has been issued by the police department in this regard so far.