PFI raids: Amit Shah holds meeting with NSA Ajit Doval, NIA DG, discusses action against terror suspects

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is said to have took stock of the action taken against the terror suspects and activists of the PFI across the country

Press Trust of India September 22, 2022 12:59:32 IST
PFI raids: Amit Shah holds meeting with NSA Ajit Doval, NIA DG, discusses action against terror suspects

Union Home Minister Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held a meeting of top officials, including National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, and is believed to have discussed the searches at premises linked to the Popular Front of India (PFI) and action against terror suspects, officials said.

NSA Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Director General of National Investigation Agency (NIA) Dinkar Gupta were among the top officials who attended the high-level meeting.

Shah is said to have took stock of the action taken against the terror suspects and activists of the PFI across the country, an official said.

In near simultaneous raids across the length and breadth of the country, a multi-agency operation spearheaded by the NIA on Thursday led to the arrest of 106 activists of the PFI in 11 states for allegedly supporting terror activities in the country.

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The maximum number of arrests were made in Kerala (22) followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka (20 each), Tamil Nadu (10), Assam (9), Uttar Pradesh (8), Andhra Pradesh (5), Madhya Pradesh (4), Puducherry and Delhi (3 each) and Rajasthan (2).

According to the officials, the arrests were made during the raids which have been termed as the “largest-ever investigation process till date”.

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