As a part of the investigation based on a case registered by the Andhra Pradesh police against 64 people, the National Investigation Agency(NIA) has been carrying out flash searches in Telugu states for the second day in a row.
NIA officials are conducting searches at the homes of journalists, civil rights leaders and veteran leaders in the Telugu states who have links with the civil liberties unions or associations.
Reportedly, searches were carried out in Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Kadapa and Rajahmundry as well. Authorities launched a lightning strike early in the morning as searches continued until the night. Sources confirmed that the searches are in connection with Koregaon and Munchingi Puttu cases.
The NIA raided the house of Virasam leader Varalakshmi, Chilaka Chandrasekhar, Pinakpani and Padma, the wife of Maoist main leader RK. Talking about the flash rides, Padma alleged that the police took away pen drives from her home and has informed her to attend the two-day investigation in Vijayawada.
Civil rights activists condemned the searches, stating that these were intended to create fear among those raising their voice