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NIA conducts nationwide raids against terror funding suspects

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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted raids at multiple places across the country against suspect terror funding links and detained over 100 Popular Front of India (PFI) members, sources said.

The multiple agencies conducted raids in 10 states so far and detained PFI activists.

The raids are underway in Delhi, Rajasthan, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Karanataka and Bihar among others, sources added.

Suspected activists of PFI were detained from Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh and Luckhow’s Indira Nagar.

Earlier this week, the agency issued a statement and said that NIA conducted searches at multiple locations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in a case registered against PFI cadres.

Then the raids were carried out in Telangana (23 in Nizamabad, seven in Jagityal, four in Hyderabad, two in Nirmal, and one each in Adilabad and Karimnagar districts) and at two locations in Andhra Pradesh (one each in Kurnool and Nellore districts).

The accused were allegedly orgainsing camps for imparting training to commit terrorist acts.

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