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J&K security grid to be bolstered in 3 months, says Amit Shah

Addressing a press conference during a visit to Jammu, Shah announced that the January 1 and 2 strikes will be probed jointly by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) and J&K Police.

Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a joint press conference with Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha, in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses a joint press conference with Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha, in Jammu on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 04:33 AM IST

NIA takes custody of suspect in J&K arms case

Jammu and Kashmir police had busted at least three terror modules in Rajouri and Jammu districts, which had allegedly received several consignments of rifles, grenades, explosive material and bullets through drones.

NIA team investigates in Rajouri. The federal anti-terror probe agency is investigating half a dozen cases in J&K and Punjab related to drone use by terror outfits as well as Khalistani separatists to drop payloads in India for terrorist activities. (PTI)
NIA team investigates in Rajouri. The federal anti-terror probe agency is investigating half a dozen cases in J&K and Punjab related to drone use by terror outfits as well as Khalistani separatists to drop payloads in India for terrorist activities. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 01:28 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan

NIA charges 11 for recruiting, training PFI cadre in Telangana

The charge sheet against 10 people from Telangana and one from Andhra Pradesh was filed on Thursday before a special NIA court in Hyderabad.

 National Investigation Agency (NIA) (HT Photo/ Representative Image)
National Investigation Agency (NIA) (HT Photo/ Representative Image)
Updated on Dec 31, 2022 04:03 AM IST

NIA raids at least 28 locations across Kerala linked to banned PFI leaders

The Kerala-born fundamentalist outfit which later spread its tentacles to different parts of the country was banned by the Union government in September this year.

NIA has raided 28 premises in Kerala linked to banned PFI leaders.(HT Photo)
NIA has raided 28 premises in Kerala linked to banned PFI leaders.(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 08:39 AM IST
Reported by Ramesh Babu

Kanhaiya Lal killing: NIA chargesheets 11 accused, including 2 Pak nationals

Riyaz Attari and Mohammad Ghous beheaded Kanhaiya over his Facebook post supporting suspended Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nupur Sharma's contentious remarks on Prophet Mohammad in June. The duo filmed the murder act on their mobile phones and circulated the clip on social media.

The NIA has chargesheeted 11 people in connection with the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal.
The NIA has chargesheeted 11 people in connection with the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal.
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 10:27 PM IST

Morning brief: Amravati pharmacist killers were members of Tablighi Jamaat- NIA

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

The investigation revealed that after the murder the accused ran away and met Irfan where he had arranged a party to celebrate the murder. (Representative image/ PTI)
The investigation revealed that after the murder the accused ran away and met Irfan where he had arranged a party to celebrate the murder. (Representative image/ PTI)
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 09:22 AM IST

Killers of Amravati pharmacist were radicalised members of Tablighi Jamaat: NIA

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has claimed that the men who allegedly killed Amravati-based pharmacist Umesh Kolhe were radicalised and were members of Tablighi Jamaat, who were instigated by social activist Irfan Khan and Maulavi Mushfique Ahmad

NIA: Killers of Amravati pharmacist were radicalised members of Tablighi Jamaat
NIA: Killers of Amravati pharmacist were radicalised members of Tablighi Jamaat
Updated on Dec 20, 2022 07:29 AM IST

Amravati pharmacist’s murder: Killers radicalised by Tablighi Jamaat, says NIA

Kolhe, who ran a medical store in Amravati, was going home on his scooter on the night of June 21 when he was hacked to death by three young men on a bike.

According to the NIA charge sheet, the conspiracy to kill Kolhe began with one of the accused, Yusuf Khan, a veterinary doctor, circulating a message that Kolhe had posted on one of the groups -- black freedom -- on June 14.
According to the NIA charge sheet, the conspiracy to kill Kolhe began with one of the accused, Yusuf Khan, a veterinary doctor, circulating a message that Kolhe had posted on one of the groups -- black freedom -- on June 14.
Published on Dec 20, 2022 12:08 AM IST

497 cases registered by NIA including Coimbatore blast: Govt in Rajya Sabha

Nityanand Rai also underlined that the NIA is required to investigate and prosecute offences of grave nature affecting the sovereignty, security, and integrity of India, security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states, matters relating to international treaties, etc.

MoS Home Nityanand Rai (ANI Photo)
MoS Home Nityanand Rai (ANI Photo)
Updated on Dec 14, 2022 04:54 PM IST
ByAnish Yande

Elgar Parishad accused Navlakha's partner surrenders liquor bottles, cigarettes

According to police, people linked to banned the CPI (Maoists) had organised the programme. The case, in which over a dozen activists and academicians have been named as accused, was later handed over to the NIA.

The Supreme Court last month granted Navlakha's plea seeking house arrest on medical grounds.(PTI)
The Supreme Court last month granted Navlakha's plea seeking house arrest on medical grounds.(PTI)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 06:13 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

NIA's fresh crackdown on gangster-terrorist nexus with multiple raids

NIA raids: The raids on Tuesday were reported in multiple locations, including Delhi, and Haryana.

(Representational/ file photo)
(Representational/ file photo)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 08:16 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Elgar Parishad case: SC to hear on Friday NIA's appeal against Teltumbde bail

A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, took note of the submissions by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that the stay on the operation on the high court's bail order is for a week only and the matter needed urgent hearing.

The Supreme Court of India. (ANI Photo)
The Supreme Court of India. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2022 01:15 PM IST
PTI |

NIA probing blast on Udaipur railway track: Railway minister Vaishnav

Officials said mining explosives were used in the blast at Odha bridge near Kewda Ki Naal, which comes under the Jawar Mines police station of Udaipur.

Police personnel inspect a site after an explosion occurred that led to cracks and broke flange on the track of the Udaipur-Ahmedabad rail line at Odha Railway bridge, in Udaipur on Sunday.
Police personnel inspect a site after an explosion occurred that led to cracks and broke flange on the track of the Udaipur-Ahmedabad rail line at Odha Railway bridge, in Udaipur on Sunday.
Published on Nov 14, 2022 06:11 AM IST
PTI |

SC pulls up NIA over attempts to link Navlakha with anti-national activities

The Supreme Court put the NIA in the dock over its attempts to link civil rights activist and Bhima-Koregaon case accused Gautam Navlakha with a series of anti-national activities.

Gautam Navlakha approached the Supreme Court after the Bombay high court rejected his request on April 26 finding that his demand for house arrest did not meet the requirements prescribed under a 2021 Supreme Court decision.
Gautam Navlakha approached the Supreme Court after the Bombay high court rejected his request on April 26 finding that his demand for house arrest did not meet the requirements prescribed under a 2021 Supreme Court decision.
Updated on Nov 10, 2022 04:44 AM IST

TN BJP chief responds after cops accuse him of ‘diverting probe’ in blast case

Tamil Nadu BJP chief K Annamalai alleged the state police were warned of the October 23 blast by the Union home ministry, but the cops quashed it by calling it an “utter lie”.

Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President K Annamalai. (ANI Photo)
Tamil Nadu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President K Annamalai. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 30, 2022 06:22 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Tamil Nadu police recoveries bare Coimbatore bomber-Jihadist links

Coimbatore blast accused Jameesha Mubin was questioned by the NIA in 2018 over his alleged terror links. He is said to have links to Islamic State module head Mohammad Azharuddin who was in touch with 2019 Sri Lankan bombing mastermind. The case has now been taken over by NIA.

Security personnel at the site after an LPG cylinder exploded inside a car in Coimbatore.(PTI)
Security personnel at the site after an LPG cylinder exploded inside a car in Coimbatore.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 29, 2022 02:08 PM IST

NIA registers case in Oct 23 IS-linked Coimbatore blast

The investigating agency had already sent a DIG and SP to the spot to assist the police as the incident had strong Islamic State links and was a terror attack.

The NIA has registered a case in the October 23 Coimbatore blast.
The NIA has registered a case in the October 23 Coimbatore blast.
Updated on Oct 27, 2022 05:06 PM IST

NIA goes after criminal mafia & narco-terror syndicates

The NIA probe has pointed to a deep-rooted conspiracy among terrorists, gangsters and drug cartels operating from India and abroad. Several gang leaders and members fled India and are now operating from Pakistan, Canada, Malaysia, Australia etc.

The NIA raids on top gangsters, their criminal and business associates, arms suppliers and illegal liquor supply mafia were carried out at 52 locations.
The NIA raids on top gangsters, their criminal and business associates, arms suppliers and illegal liquor supply mafia were carried out at 52 locations.
Updated on Oct 18, 2022 08:18 PM IST

Terror funding case: NIA conducts searches in 8 districts of Jammu and Kashmir

The searches were conducted at locations in Rajouri, Poonch, Jammu, Srinagar, Pulwama, Budgam, Shopian and Bandipora. NIA sources ANI that the case is related to the suspicious activities of Al Huda Educational Trust in the Rajouri district.

The NIA searches are being conducted in coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF. (File image)
The NIA searches are being conducted in coordination with the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF. (File image)
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 10:30 AM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar

Mega crackdown on PFI continues amid action against members: 10 points

PFI crackdown: Joint raids have been reported in multiple states in fresh crackdown.

Fresh crackdown on PFI reported from Assam. ((ANI) )
Fresh crackdown on PFI reported from Assam. ((ANI) )
Published on Sep 27, 2022 10:03 AM IST
By | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Global terror recruiter PFI headed for a UAPA ban by Centre

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist squad had arrested six members of the PFI from Meerut and Varanasi on Saturday, accusing them of working on the agenda of PFI and other extremist organisations with an intention of making India an Islamic nation by 2047.

According to officials in know of the developments, the banning of the PFI under UAPA may not wipe out the organisation in India but act as a massive disruptor of their pro-terror setup.
According to officials in know of the developments, the banning of the PFI under UAPA may not wipe out the organisation in India but act as a massive disruptor of their pro-terror setup.
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:37 PM IST

Pro-Pakistan slogans allegedly raised during PFI stir in Pune; probe on

A video of protesters purportedly raising "Pakistan zindabad" slogans during the agitation has surfaced on social media. HT can't independently verify the authenticity of the video.

The PFI had organised a protest outside the district collector's office in Pune to denounce the recent nationwide raids on the organisation and the arrest of its activists.
The PFI had organised a protest outside the district collector's office in Pune to denounce the recent nationwide raids on the organisation and the arrest of its activists.
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 04:05 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Meticulous NIA raid execution leaves Islamist PFI in disarray

The multiple raids in 15 states against the PFI-SDPI Islamist network was culmination of meticulous intelligence collection, collation and flawless execution by the NIA, ED and State Police.

Thiruvananthapuram: Police personnel take stock of the damages done to a KSRTC bus after some miscreants threw stones during a PFI shutdown (PTI)
Thiruvananthapuram: Police personnel take stock of the damages done to a KSRTC bus after some miscreants threw stones during a PFI shutdown (PTI)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 08:42 AM IST

PFI conspired to establish Islamic rule through terrorism: NIA and ED

NIA, India’s premier anti-terror agency, has also claimed that documents recovered during the raids suggest that PFI had a “hit list” to target “prominent leaders of a particular community”.

The NIA and the ED have levelled a slew of charges against the PFI in their remand reports submitted to multiple courts (PTI)
The NIA and the ED have levelled a slew of charges against the PFI in their remand reports submitted to multiple courts (PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2022 06:50 AM IST
ByNeeraj Chauhan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PFI India recruiter and radicaliser for global Islamic terror groups: NIA

The NIA in its report submitted in Kerala's Kochi special court on what are the reasons for the raids and the arrests after it raids, also claimed that the accused conspired to indulge in unlawful activities creating religious enmity.

The NIA claimed that office bearers of the PFI were involved in radicalising and recruiting Muslim youths to join proscribed organisations like the ISIS.(File )
The NIA claimed that office bearers of the PFI were involved in radicalising and recruiting Muslim youths to join proscribed organisations like the ISIS.(File )
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 08:13 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Be patient’: Muslim organisations appeal to youths on action against PFI

All India Tanjim Ulema-e-Islam, Kul Hind Markazi Imam Council and Muslim Students Organization of India have said in their statement that if the action has been taken to comply with the law and prevent terrorism, then everyone should be patient on it.

Sealed Popular Front of India (PFI) party office in Hyderabad on Thursday, (PTI)
Sealed Popular Front of India (PFI) party office in Hyderabad on Thursday, (PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 10:33 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Top PFI leaders swooped in 3.30am NIA call

The NIA was successful in picking up 45 accused in five FIRs related to PFI-SDPI. All these cases have been registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and indicate that a much stronger action on the PFI may be taken by the central government.

Union home minister Amit Shah.(PTI file)
Union home minister Amit Shah.(PTI file)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 07:39 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Zero tolerance...': Rahul Gandhi on NIA-ED-police raids on PFI, SDPI leaders

Over 100 PFI and SDPI leaders and workers have been taken into custody following pan-India raids by the National Investigation Agency, the Enforcement Directorate and local police forces.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', in Ernakulam district in Kerala. (PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference during the party's 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', in Ernakulam district in Kerala. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 03:38 PM IST

NIA raids PFI-SDPI in Kerala, Bengal, other states. 105 arrested, details here

The Popular Front of India (PFI) called the raids an example of the government 'using agencies to silence dissenting voices'.

Haryana Police Crime Branch deployed during a raid conducted by National Investigation Agency (NIA). (ANI Photo)
Haryana Police Crime Branch deployed during a raid conducted by National Investigation Agency (NIA). (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2022 12:01 PM IST

Over 100 PFI leaders detained in largest-ever crackdown: 10 points

The raids were jointly conducted by the National Investigation Agency, the Enforcement Directorate and the state police forces and have been called the largest-ever raid. On Wednesday, the Karnakata government told Supreme Court about the role of PFI in the hijab row.

PFI protestors took to the street on Thursday morning after the raids on the premises of PFI leaders in Mangaluru. 
PFI protestors took to the street on Thursday morning after the raids on the premises of PFI leaders in Mangaluru. 
Published on Sep 22, 2022 08:47 AM IST
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