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NIA conducts searches in AP, Telangana in relation to PFI case
Hyderabad/ Amravati SEPTEMBER 18:- NIA has raided several locations in Kurnool, Nellore, Kadapa and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh and in Nizamabad in Telangana, in connection with the PFI conspiracy case on Sunday morning. The agency is searching the residence of one Shadulla who is the main accused in this case, sources said.

While searches are being conducted in the districts of Nellor, Kurnool, Guntur and Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, several places in the Nizamabad district of Telangana are being searched by them, NIA sources said. They further revealed that over 24 NIA teams have been deployed for conducting the searches in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

NIA teams reached the APHB colony area in Nizamabad and carried out searches at the residence of Shahid Chaush alias Shahid. He has been served a notice under 41(A) Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPc). Sources in the Central agency said that the investigation is based on establishing and finding the sources of terrorism.

A case was registered by the NIA's Hyderabad branch in relation to the PFI on August 26. One Abdul Khadar, 52, a resident of Autonagar, Nizamabad, along with 26 persons were accused in the NIA First Information Report (FIR) which mentions that they along with others conspired to wage war against the Government of India."In pursuance of the criminal conspiracy, they recruited the members of Popular Front of India (PFI), organised camps for imparting training for committing terrorist acts. They formed an unlawful assembly and promoted enmity between different groups on the basis of religion and were involved in activities disrupting sovereignty and territorial integrity of India," the FIR stated.
"On searching the house, one Flexi with the name of Popular Front of India (PFI), bamboo sticks, whiteboard, non-chaks, one podium, note-books, handbooks and other materials were seized by Telangana Police. This amounts to a conspiracy to wage war against the Government of India," it added.NIA sources said that investigation had revealed that the owner of the house, Abdul Khader admitted that in lieu of financial assistance of Rs 6 lakh promised by some accused persons belonging to PFI, he had constructed a portion on the roof of his house and allowed the premises to be used for imparting training to the cadres of PFI and the meeting of the organization.
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