NIA conducts raid on PFI leaders’ houses, protest erupts in Udupi and Mangaluru

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PFI members staged a protest in Udupi and Mangaluru after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at several offices of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its leaders across Karnataka Thursday. They raised slogans against NIA and alleged that the agency is unnecessarily targeting the organization.

According to the sources, the Koppal police have taken custody of Abdul Fayaz, president of PFI Koppal district unit, the local police would handover Fayaz to KG Halli police, it is said that he was taken into custody in connection with KG Halli violence.

According to NIA sources, the raids took place at the houses of PFI state president Nazeer Pasha, secretary Afzar Pasha, other leaders like Sharif Bajpe,  A K Ashraf, and Nawaz Kaavoor and several other leaders and offices. The reason for the raid, which is taking place in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Udupi, Shivamogga, and other parts of the state, has yet to be revealed.

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