The Popular Front of India (PFI), a banned organization, came under scrutiny by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday in a case involving the Phulwarisharif terror conspiracy in Bihar. The NIA carried out a large search operation at 20 different locations in six states.
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Raids were performed at locations in several Delhi neighborhoods, including Chandni Chowk, Fazalpur, Shaheen Bagh, and Okhla. The districts of Tonk and Gangapur City in Rajasthan; Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh; Thane and Mumbai in Maharashtra; Lucknow, Siddharth Nagar, Sant Ravidas Nagar, Kanpur, and Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh. Searches were also carried out in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
For the past year, the agency has been looking into the Bihar terror case of Phulwari Sharif. These operations were a part of the ongoing inquiry into PFI and its alleged participation in illegal and anti-national activities.
A significant amount of evidence that is essential to the current investigation was found during the search, according to the NIA. “This evidence comprises various digital devices, such as laptops, mobile phones, SIM cards, memory cards, pen drives, and hard disks.
Additionally, incriminating documents have been found throughout the operation, according to the NIA. A considerable amount of Indian currency with a face value of Rs 8.5 lakh was also recovered in connection with this crime, the agency added.