Now,Omar says only partial support to NCTC

“We have agreed to only its intelligence gathering part,” he said,adding that they had already been doing this in the state under the name of multi-agency centre.

Written by Arun Sharma | Jammu | Published: March 30, 2012 12:54 am

Within less than a fortnight after Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Dr Farooq Abdullah,along with three National Conference MPs voted in Parliament for a Bill proposing establishment of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC),the Jammu Kashmir government headed by his son and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has written to the Centre that their support has been partial — only in respect to intelligence gathering.

In a bid to counter the accusations of double talk on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) by opposition People’s Democratic Party,Omar told the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday evening that the proposed NCTC would have no power to unilaterally carry out any operation in Jammu and Kashmir. He pointed out that the proposed NCTC had three components for implementation in the states — intelligence gathering,intelligence analysis and operation.

“We have agreed to only its intelligence gathering part,” he said,adding that they had already been doing this in the state under the name of multi-agency centre.

“We have written to the Centre that we have no objection so far as its first two parts of intelligence gathering and analysis are concerned,but we do not agree to NCTC having powers to unilaterally carry out operations in the state,” Omar pointed out.

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