New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India on Wednesday conducted raids at multiple locations in Kerala in connection with a militancy funding case related to the banned Popular Front of India (PFI).
A source said that a few PFI cadres are on their radar, news agency IANS reported.
The raids which started early Wednesday morning are currently underway. The NIA sleuths were accompanied by paramilitary forces.
The NIA had recently furnished a report before a Kerala court claiming that PFI leaders were “in touch with the Al Qaeda group” via different modes.
The probe agency also claimed that the members had been running a “secret wing” which they wanted to reveal at a later time.
“During recent raids, the NIA recovered a few devices. During the scanning of those devices, the agency learnt that PFI leaders had been in touch with the Al Qaeda. They also had a secret wing,” the report quoted the source further saying.