The National Investigation Agency sleuths simultaneously raided 16 places in Dakshina Kannada in connection with ongoing investigation into terror funding. The properties allegedly belong to activists of the banned Popular Front of India (PFI).
According to sources, the search was carried out in Bantwal, Uppinangady, Venur and Belthangady. Among the places searched included few houses, shops and a hospital. Digital evidence regarding money transaction was being collected.
The search started around 4.30 a.m. Local police gave the necessary support to the sleuths.
Recently NIA sleuths had raided few places in Bantwal and Puttur and had taken five persons to their custody.
(With inputs from PTI)