Last Update: 22 September 2022, 12:31 IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting on Thursday to discuss searches on premises believed to be linked to the Popular Front of India and action against terror suspects, officials said. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director General Dinkar Gupta were among the top officials who attended the high-level meeting.
Shah took stock of the action taken against the suspects and activists of Popular Front of India (PFI) across the country, an official said. In nearly simultaneous raids across the country, a multi-agency operation led by the NIA on Thursday arrested 106 PFI activists in 11 states for supporting terrorist activities in the country.
The maximum number of arrests were in Kerala (22), followed by Maharashtra and Karnataka (20 each), Tamil Nadu (10), Assam (9), Uttar Pradesh (8), Andhra Pradesh (5), Madhya Pradesh (4). , Puducherry and Delhi (3 each) and Rajasthan (2). According to officials, the arrests were made during the raid, which has been called the “biggest investigative process ever”.
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