NIA conducts raids in 20 places in TN

National Investigation Agency (NIA) today conducted raids at 20 locations in Tamil Nadu including Thanjavur and Kumbakonam.

The raids were in connection with Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) activist Ramalingam’s murder case. NIA today carried out searches in the offices of Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Tiruchirapalli and Kumbakonam relating to the sensational murder of the PMK party functionary for opposing religious conversion.

The NIA officials searched the office of Popular Front of India (PFI) in Tiruchirapalli and also the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district.

Ramalingam had questioned conversion attempts made by some Muslims in Thirubhuvanam locality in Thanjavur in February. He was later murdered by a gang.

While most raids in crackdown on PFI activists were being conducted in Thanjavur, the NIA also searched offices of the PFI and the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) in Trichy, Kumbakonam and Karaikal.

The Tamil Nadu Police had registered a case, carried out a probe and arrested 11 persons. The probe was later transferred to the NIA.