On Wednesday, 2 people were arrested by the counter-terrorism unit of the West Midlands Police in Birmingham based on the examination of evidence obtained during a series of searches in the area in September 2018, which were linked to alleged extremist activity in India.
“A 38-year-old man and a 49-year-old woman were detained from an address in Birmingham for questioning in connection with alleged fraud offences of donated charitable funds. The pair is being held at a police station in the West Midlands,” the police said in a statement.
It added that the arrests were a fallout of the evidence obtained during the September 2018 searches. The police had said at the time: “The searches are in connection with allegations of extremist activity in India and fraud offences”.
The police said that after the arrests the counter-terrorism unit has been working closely with the regulator Charity Commission on the investigation.