Hyderabad: The Telangana police will take extra steps on Friday in view of three days of raids by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate at the homes and offices of people associated with the Popular Front of India.
In Telangana, raids were conducted at 38 places in Telangana on Monday and four persons were arrested in this case. The NIA conducted the raid after re-registering the UAPA case on August 26, before a case was registered by the Nizamabad VI Town Police on July 4 and four persons, including one Abdul Khader, a karate trainer, were arrested.
On Thursday, the NIA raided offices and offices of individuals associated with the Popular Front of India in 10 states of the country. Several PFI leaders were arrested by the agency and sent to Delhi.
PFI’s Kerala unit has called for an evening shutdown in Kerala to protest the NIA and Enforcement Directorate raids.
In Telangana, following the incident, police have been put on alert in Old Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Adilabad and Hyderabad fearing possible protests by PFI cadres.
Rapid Action Force will remain on standby in some districts while adequate number of local police will be deployed near PFI offices in all districts as a preventive measure.
Senior police officials held a meeting on Friday in view of the possibility of large gatherings and protests in mosques.