Multiple probe agencies including the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Anti-Terror squad are carrying out the second round of raids at several Popular Front of India (PFI) locations across the country.
On the instructions of the National Investigation Agency, multiple probe agencies have conducted raids at PFI offices in eight different states including Assam, Karnataka, Kerala, Mumbai, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
At least 300 PFI members have been taken into custody by security agencies across several states while around 30 people linked with PFI have been detained from Nizamuddin and Shaheen Bagh after an early morning raid by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police.
Around a dozen of people with connections with PFI have been detained from Shaheen Bagh and nearby areas, reports said.
Amid the ongoing crackdown against PFI in Delhi, the police warned the Jamia Millia University students against holding any protests inside and outside the university campus. The Jamia Millia University and Shaheen Bagh were centres of anti-CAA protests in Delhi in December 2019.
In order to keep the law and order situation in check, the Delhi Police imposed Section 144 in Delhi’s Okhla region which includes areas of Shaheen Bagh and Jamia Nagar, where Jamia Miallia Islamia University is situated from September 19 to November 11.
Delhi Police also warned the Jamia Millia Islamia students and teachers not to assemble in and around the campus as police have imposed restrictions under section 144 of the CrPC in the entire Okhla area. However, Section 144 of the CrPC prohibits the assembly of four or more people in an area. Violation of the order is punishable under section 188 of the IPC.
The Delhi Police started patrolling in Shaheen Bagh amid PFI raids.
The raids have been carried out after the Delhi Police Commissioner’s meeting with DCPs of all the districts, Special CP and Joint CP at the Delhi police headquarter.