In the terror funding case, a joint team of National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate and state police forces have raided Popular Front of India locations in more than 10 states. So far more than 100 members of PFI have been arrested in the raids. These include many prominent leaders of PFI. These searches are being carried out in homes and offices of individuals involved in funding terrorism, organizing training camps and radicalizing people to join banned organisations.
NIA has arrested PFI chief Abdul Karim of Madhya Pradesh. Apart from this, Mohammad Khalid Chhipa has also been arrested. According to reports, 2 arrests have been made from Indore so far. Along with this, the third arrest was made by a person named Javed from Indore and the fourth arrest was made by Mohammad Jameel from Ujjain. A total of 3 arrests have been made from Indore and 1 from Ujjain.
Apart from this 10 people have been arrested from Tamil Nadu, 9 from Assam, 8 from UP, 4 from Madhya Pradesh, 3 from Delhi, 3 from Puducherry and 2 from Rajasthan. Among those arrested are PFI national president OMS Salam and Delhi unit president Parvez Ahmed.
This is the biggest action of the central investigative agencies regarding training activities of PFI and its people, terror funding and connecting people with the organization. At the same time, after the action on PFI, Home Minister Amit Shah has a meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary and other officials. But the question arises why such action was taken on PFI all of a sudden. In fact, recently the role of Popular Front of India (PFI) has come to the fore in many cases, in which the NIA is already investigating.