Hadiya's conversion to Islam and marriage to a Muslim man triggered a 'love jihad' debate in 2016; it was put to rest by NIA in 2018.
Senior advocate Shyam Divan, appearing for the PFI, agreed with the court's view that the organisation should have first approached the high court and then come to the top court.
The PFI challenged the order passed by the UAPA Tribunal affirming the Centre's decision to declare it as an 'unlawful association'.
According to reports, NIA sleuths took Sulfi into custody when he reached the airport to travel to Kuwait.
The soldier, who arrived home on a month’s leave, claimed he was physically assaulted by PFI activists and members and that they even stamped the name of their outfit on his back.
The search has been initiated to identify the financial transactions of the alleged PFI members amid reports on terror funding.
Searches were underway in seven houses of 'former PFI activists' in the wee hours of Sunday.
Ashraf, who was arrested in a money laundering case, is lodged at the Tihar Jail. .
PFI had been using Green Valley Academy for imparting arms training, physical training, and training on the use and testing of explosives to its cadres, said NIA.
In September 2022, the Centre imposed a five-year ban on the PFI and eight of its affiliates in view of protecting national security.