After India-linked raid, 2 held in Birmingham

Last Updated: Jul 04 2019 19:48
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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.