NEW DELHI, Oct. 11, 2023 (TBINN)
Today N.I.A. carried out raids at several locations in six states against the banned Popular Front of India (P.F.I.) in connection with a case related to creating a disruption during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bihar last year, officials said.
The National Investigation Agency (N.I.A.) had taken over the case registered in July 2022 by the Phulwari Sharif Police Station in Patna against P.F.I. cadres for hatching a criminal conspiracy to create disturbance during Prime Minister’s visit, they said.
The federal probe agency carried out searches in states including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.
A team of N.I.A. conducted searches at the home of Abdul Wahid Shaikh in the Vikhroli Area of Maharashtra’s Mumbai. Shaikh was an accused in the 2006 Railway Blasts Case, but a trial court acquitted him of all the charges.
Raids were also conducted in Tonk, Kota and Gangapur of Rajasthan and Hauz Kaji, Ballimaran, in National Capital.
Notably, In September 2022, Government imposed a ban on P.F.I. for its alleged unlawful activities