In an early morning swoop, NIA arrests four persons in AP, Telangana
Four persons of the PFI have been summered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for further questioning on Sunday.
HYDERABAD: Four persons of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were initially arrested by the Telangana police for attempting to organise terrorist training camps, have now been summered by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for further questioning on Sunday.
The NIA conducted extensive searches at multiple locations in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in a case registered against Popular Front of India cadres in Nizamabad by Telangana Police on July 4, which was later taken over by the NIA.
During initial investigations by the State Police, four accused namely, Abdul Kader, Sheikh Sahadulla, Md Imran and Md.Abdul Mobin were arrested by the Telangana Police and later, the case was re-registered by the NIA on August 26.
On Sunday, the NIA conducted searches at 38 locations in Telangana out of which 23 were in Nizamabad, seven places in Jagityal, two places in Nirmal, one each in Adilabad and Karimnagar districts and four locations in Hyderabad.
Two locations in Andhra Pradesh, one in Kurnool and one in Nellore, were also searched by the NIA in the case relating to Abdul Khader of Nizamabad.
Investigation released that the accused were organising camps for imparting training to commit terrorist acts and to promote enmity between different groups on the basis of religion.
During the searches conducted by the NIA, incriminating materials, including digital devices, documents, two daggers, cash Rs 8,31,500 and other things were seized.
However, the PFI party leaders and activists gave a tough time to the NIA by opposing the searches. Earlier today, PFI activist Yunus Ahmed's residence in Nandyal district was also searched leading to a large number of PFI leaders and activists gathering and protesting against the raids.