Chennai, May 9(BPNS)
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is conducting raids at centres connected to the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday.
The raids commenced in the morning at ten places including Chennai, Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Tiruvattiyur and Tiruchi.
The NIA has also detained Mohammed Qasier, the Madurai region president of the banned PFI and is interrogating him.
The raids are also carried out at the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) offices.
The agency has not divulged further details regarding the raids.
It may be noted that the Government of India had banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) in September 2022 and taken into custody several senior leaders of the organisation including its national office bearers from Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other parts of the country.