Chennai, July 23 (BPNS)
The National Investigating Agency (NIA) is conducting raids and searches at 24 places in Tamil Nadu. Sources in the NIA told BPNS that the raids are related to the murder of Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) leader K. Ramalingam in 2019.
The raids are also being carried out at the residence of Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) leader Mubarak in Tirunelveli district.
It may be noted that the premier investigating agency has conducted many raids in Tamil Nadu after the ban of the Islamist organisation, Popular Front of India (PFI) in the state.
The state and central agencies has given alert against the regrouping of the banned PFI under the banner of several social organisations in the state. The car bomb explosion on the eve of Deepavali in 2023 in which a 29 year old youth was charred to death has also led to the central agencies upping their ante against the Islamist forces in the state.