NEW DELHI — The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court of Delhi on Saturday extended the remand of 19 accused associated with the Popular Front of India (PFI) by five more days, reports ANI.
All accused were produced under heavy security before the Court at the end of their remand granted by the same court earlier.
The NIA Judge Shailender Malik on Saturday extended the remand of all accused by 5 days after noting down the submission made by NIA counsel.
In a major crackdown against PFI recently, over 106 PFI members were arrested in multiple raids carried out by a joint team of NIA, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and state police across 11 states.
Notably, the Centre on Wednesday banned the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates and affiliates for a period of five years in the wake of nationwide raids against the organisation by law enforcement agencies.
NIA in a press statement issued in regards to searches and arrests across India on Popular Front of India (PFI) stated that the searches were jointly conducted by the ED, NIA and the State Police forces across India.
NIA carried out searches in 93 locations of 15 states of India viz Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Assam, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal, Bihar and Manipur.