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UK police conduct series of anti-terror raids related to 'extremist activity' in India

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
By Aditi Khanna

London: Britain's counter-terrorism officers on Tuesday conducted a series of raids on homes in central England in connection with what it described as allegations of extremist activity in India and fraud offences.

The West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU) led investigation covered addresses in Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham, where searches remain ongoing and no arrests have been made. "Detectives are searching a number of properties as part of a West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit (WMCTU) investigation. The residential addresses in Coventry, Leicester and Birmingham are being searched today (Tuesday) by WMCTU with the support of East Midlands Special Operations Unit – Special Branch (EMSOU-SB),” a West Midlands Police statement said.“The searches are in connection with allegations of extremist activity in India and fraud offences. No-one has been arrested,” it said. While the security forces have not released any further details on the nature of the raids or the suspects targeted in the operation, a UK-based Sikh outfit issued a statement.

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