The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at various locations in Bihar against the controversial group, Popular Front of India (PFI), formerly known as SIMI.
According to sources, the searches were conducted in several districts of Bihar, including Patna, Gaya, and Bhagalpur. The operation was conducted after receiving inputs about the alleged involvement of PFI members in anti-national activities.
The NIA team, accompanied by local police officials, carried out searches at multiple locations, including offices and residences of suspected PFI members. The operation reportedly lasted for several hours, during which documents, electronic devices, and other incriminating materials were seized.
The NIA has been keeping a close eye on the activities of PFI for some time now. The group has been accused of involvement in various criminal activities, including terror funding, inciting communal tensions, and promoting religious extremism.
The search operation comes in the wake of a series of high-profile arrests of PFI members in different parts of the country. The NIA has been cracking down on the group after it was found to be involved in the Delhi riots case and other similar incidents.
The PFI, on the other hand, has denied all allegations and has accused the government of targeting it for its Muslim identity. The group has also claimed that it is being targeted for its work in the field of education and social welfare.
The NIA has, however, maintained that it is only carrying out its duty to safeguard the country’s security and that it will not hesitate to take action against anyone found guilty of anti-national activities.
The searches conducted in Bihar are part of the ongoing investigations into the activities of PFI and its members. The NIA has said that it will continue to take all necessary measures to prevent any threats to national security.