With full preparation, ‘Operation Midnight’ was carried out at midnight so that the people associated with PFI and its workers could not create any kind of ruckus. Six control rooms were also made to carry out the operation.
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National Investigation Agency (NIA) today on Thursday allegedly involved in terrorism related activities Popular Front of India Raids were conducted at several places in 11 states against the workers of PFI and more than 100 people were arrested. from raids led by NIA home Ministry He also did long planning with many investigative agencies and also prepared a blueprint for this entire campaign.
Sources told the website India Today that on September 19, officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Intelligence Bureau had a long discussion regarding the massive action against the Popular Front of India (PFI). Was. Sources also said that an important meeting was held with the officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs and top officials of the central investigative agencies, after which intensive planning was made for a major action on the PFI in a secret manner.
This ‘operation’ started from midnight
‘Operation Midnight’ was carried out in the night so that the people associated with PFI and its workers could not create any ruckus. ‘Operation Midnight’ was launched after midnight and six control rooms were set up to carry out the operation. After carrying out the operation, most of the NIA teams returned to different branches. Sources said that the Home Ministry is monitoring the entire action.
Teams of NIA and ED were sent on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday for ‘Operation Midnight’ and then action was started against PFI across the country. In a coordinated action in 11 states, 106 people including top leaders of the organization were arrested during raids conducted by NIA, ED and state police. The searches were carried out at residential and official premises of persons involved in terror financing, organizing training camps and radicalizing people to join banned organisations.
4 IG, ADG and 16 SP in the raiding team
About 200 NIA employees, including four IGs, ADGs and 16 SPs, conducted raids for this mission. All the dossiers of over 200 PFI suspects were handed over to the raiding team concerned. More than 150 mobile phones, over 50 laptops, incriminating material including documents, sight documents and enrollment forms have been seized.
PFI training to kill people: Report
All the suspects were being monitored for a week and the raids which started at 5 am on Thursday ended at 1 pm.
On September 19, the NIA had filed a remand report regarding the arrest of four accused after raids in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. From this report it came to know that this organization is trying to plot terrorist activities. At the same time, PFI is training workers to identify and kill people of a particular religion.
Simultaneously, the Ministry of Home Affairs was informed by the central agencies that the PFI is secretly raising funds through a well-organized network in the Gulf countries under a criminal conspiracy.
This is an attempt to suppress the voice of protest: PFI
Giving information this morning, NIA officials said that in the biggest ever probe, the premises of persons allegedly involved in providing funds to terrorists, arranging training for them and tricking people to join banned organisations, are being investigated. Raids are being conducted.
On the other hand, in a statement issued regarding the raids, PFI said, “The houses of national, state level and local leaders of PFI are being raided. Raids are also being conducted at the state committee office.” It further said, “We strongly oppose the steps taken by the fascist regime to stifle the voice of protest, such as the misuse of central agencies.”
Amit Shah held a meeting amid the raids
Officials associated with the matter said that Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting today, which is believed to have discussed searches at the premises of Popular Front of India and action against terror suspects. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director General Dinkar Gupta were among the top officials attending the high-level meeting in the meeting.
It is being said that Amit Shah had also taken stock of the action taken against the suspected terrorists and activists of Popular Front of India across the country.