Delhi Police cracks down on suspects of PFI having alleged terror links

30 persons have been detained by Special Cell of Delhi Police during raids across the city

Delhi Police

New Delhi, September 27

The Delhi Police conducted multiple raids in in the six districts and detained 30 people as a preventive measure in connection with the alleged links with Popular Front of India (PFI).  

The arrests have been made under Section 107/51 of CrPC for breach of peace.

Delhi Police Spokesperson, Suman Nalwa said, "It was a joint, coordinated action against PFI suspects. Thirty persons detained so far. We will provide further details". 

The Delhi Police DCPs have been instructed about the drive against PFI and provide assistance to officials of the special cell, who will come along with them to identify all the PFI workers and sympathisers.  

The raids by Delhi Police are in addition to the raids initiated by National Investigation Agency (NIA) that arrested over 100 workers of the PFI, including its chairman O M A Salam, for their alleged support to terror activities.

The searches were conducted in 15 states by the NIA alongwith the officials of Enforcement Directorate. 

The ED had arrested Muhammed Shafeeque Payeth, a PFI leader from Kozhikode in Kerala and found Rs 120 crore deposited  over the years in accounts of PFI and related entities and these organisations had been collecting funds for unlawful activities.

The Delhi Police have tightened the noose on the suspects and many searches and raids would be conducted across the city.  


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