NIA summons 9 PFI activists; PFI chief condemns raids
The NIA said on Monday that nine people from the Popular Front of India (PFI) would be attending the NIA questioning.
The NIA had conducted raids in the residences of the PFI members in both Telugu States under the suspicion of organising terrorist training capms. They had summoned five PFI activists — Sameer from Bodhan, Feroze from Adilabad, Mohammed Irfan Ahmed from Jagityal, Ilyas from Buchireddypalem.
The NIA is probing into the possibility of the PFI's involvement in Bhainsa protests and also the recent Old City protests. The agency is also probing into their financial transactions, bank accounts, seized hard disks and laptops.
On the other hand, the PFI organised a press meet in which PFI president Rafeeq Ahmed Rashadi said that the NIA raids were illegal and the agency was toeing the line of the BJP and the RSS. He further condemned Muslim leaders for being silent on the raids of NIA and said that if the Telangana Government did not respond to the raids, huge protests would be organised.
President of All-India Imam Council Abdul Wahed also said that NIA raids at Jamia Taleem Ul Islam, SaiBaba Nagar, Jedimetla and Jamia Hafsa, Suraram, Jedimetla were objectionable and he condemned them.