PFI case: NIA, Maharashtra ATS raids underway in many parts of state; four in Thane, 2 in Nashik arrested

Raids are underway at Malegaon town as well, the police said.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 12:43 PM IST
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PFI case: NIA, Maharashtra ATS raids underway in many parts of state; four in Thane, 2 in Nashik arrested | ANI

Mumbai: As many as 27 members of Popular Front of India (PFI) have so far been arrested in Maharashtra during the NIA raids on Tuesday, sources said.

Those who were arrested include district presidents, secretaries, treasures among several other members.

The NIA crackdown against suspected members of the PFI began early on Tuesday in eight states of the country.

Sources said that raids were conducted in Aurangabad, Jalana, Parbhani districts of Maharashtra; Simoga, Bidar, Ballari, Hubli, Kalburgi districts of Karnataka; Nagarbera of Assam; Bulandshahr's Kasba Syana, Sarurpur and Lisari Gate area of Meerut in Western Uttar Pradesh; and at several places in Delhi.

While Thane Crime Branch arrested four people associated with PFI, Nashik Police arrested two persons. According to the police, the two accused will be produced before court on September 27, today.

Raids are underway at Malegaon town as well, the police said.

The central probe agency and Anti-Terrorism Squad had earlier raided many locations across the country. They also arrested over 20 people.

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