Edited By: Vikas Mavi
22 September 2022 (New Delhi): On Thursday, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said that Bihar has become a “sleeper cell for terrorists.” Singh’s remarks came in response to the country’s largest joint operation, which was carried out by the National Investigation Agency, the Enforcement Directorate, and state police forces in 11 states, including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
Criticises Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav
Singh accused Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav of encouraging PFI workers, saying, “Simi organisation began working as Popular Front of India (PFI), Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav have patronised them as cultural organisations.” Bihar has evolved into a terrorist hideout. In response to the alleged raids by the investigation agency, Singh stated that the law will take its course.
How many states involved in the NIA’s joint operation investigation?
According to reports, the raids have been underway since 3 a.m. today, under the supervision of the NIA’s Superintendent of Police. According to the sources, a total of 106 Popular Front of India (PFI) cadres were arrested in a joint operation investigation conducted by the NIA, Enforcement Directorate, and state police forces across 11 states, including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Delhi, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh.
MP Ravi Shankar makes a sharp statement
Meanwhile, BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at Bihar’s CM and Deputy CM, saying, “I have heard that Lalu Ji (RJD chief), Nitish Ji (Bihar CM), and Deputy CM Tejashwi Ji are disappointed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah is visiting Bihar.” Is it now necessary for the Home Minister to seek their permission to travel to Bihar?” Prasad inquired.