The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Thursday (22 September 2022) raided several locations of the radical Islamist organization PFI. Some office bearers of the organization were also arrested in this raiding campaign, after which now SP MP Shafiqur Rahman Burke has objected to it.
According to media reports, Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Shafiqur Rahman Burke has come out in favor of PFI. Burke raised questions in front of the media about the action being taken against the radical organization and also made many serious allegations in this case.
Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq questions multi-agency raids against PFI, asks what is their crime and why people associated with it are being arrested
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 22, 2022
Talking to the media, Burke said that what is his (PFI) crime. It is an institution like all the other institutions of the country, just like other institutions run their programs, in the same way PFI also runs its programs. Burke also said that this organization is fighting the problems of the country’s Muslims.
Arrest of PFI people continues
On Thursday (22 September 2022), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has raided the hideouts of the radical organization in a total of 15 states of India.
NIA raided 93 places of PFI on Thursday. Out of this, 39 in Kerala, 16 in Tamil Nadu, 12 in Karnataka, 7 in Andhra Pradesh, 1 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 in Rajasthan, 2 in Delhi, 1 in Assam, 1 in Madhya Pradesh, 4 in Maharashtra, Goa 1 in West Bengal, 1 in Bihar and 1 in Manipur have been reported to have been killed.
It is being told that so far a total of 106 people have been arrested from these states. The radical organization PFI and its affiliates are accused of terror funding, terrorist training activities and linking people to the organization.
It is also being told by quoting the information received that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has raised questions about the National Investigation Agency (NIA) raid on Popular Front of India (PFI), NSA, Home Secretary, DG NIA. Including meetings with officials.
Delhi President Parvez Ahmed arrested
During the raid, the National President of Popular Front of India (PFI) OMS Salam and Delhi President Parvez Ahmed of the same organization were arrested by the National Investigation Agency. Meanwhile, the people of PFI came out to protest in many parts of the country against the raid. In view of this, the security of the NIA office in Delhi was also increased.