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Remand of 5 PFI accused has been extended at Mumbai court

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A Mumbai court on Monday extended the remand of 5 PFI accused arrested in Mumbai for another 8 days. The extension has been granted till October 3. The accused were produced before the court at the end of their 5-day remand today.

The accused were arrested on September 22 in raids by multi-agency teams led by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) across several states for alleged support to terror activities in the country.

The National Investigation Agency, Enforcement Directorate and the state police forces jointly carried out coordinated searches at the houses and offices of the PFI leaders and members across India.

Searches were conducted at 93 locations in 15 states of India in which over 100 activists of the Popular Front of India (PFI) were arrested.

The states where the raids were conducted included Andhra Pradesh (4 places), Telangana (1), Delhi (19), Kerala (11), Karnataka (8), Tamil Nadu (3), Uttar Pradesh (1), Rajasthan (2), Hyderabad (5), Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur. The searches were conducted in connection with five cases registered by the NIA following “continued inputs and evidence” that the PFI leaders and cadres were involved in the funding of terrorism and terrorist activities, organising training camps for providing armed training and radicalising people to join banned organizations.

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