Vikash Kumar, an Assistant Central Intelligence Officer, was travelling in an SUV from Rongara on border to Baghmara, when armed men stopped the vehicle and took them into a jungle.
Sources said the Home Minister decided to give a green signal amid perceived threat of ‘radicalisation of young men’ through cyber means.
The court was hearing a plea filed by advocate Mehmood Pracha who has also sought “disbanding” of IB.
It was the I&B Ministry’s New Media Wing, the online eyes and ears of the govt, which has been providing the PMO, the NSA with daily reports on the world of social media.
1987-batch UP cadre IAS officer Jiwesh Nandan has also been appointed as Joint Secretary in Defence Ministry.
Deliberations on creating a separate desk had been on since the NDA government came to power.
Most of those taking shelter in Bengal’s camps are survivors of earlier violence.
Since the intercept did not mention any specific place or time, there was little even the state police could do.
Sharma is heading the crucial counter-surveillance of IB and is credited with success in several operations of the agency.
The BCAS had submitted a report to the Aviation Ministry stating that nowhere in the world is such a privilege accorded to a private person.
India has been forced to rely for information on legal requests to service providers-responses to which often arrive too late to be of use, officers say.
Police needs to stop passing the buck for poor service to interfering politicians.
The NIA had proposed registering a case as a “preventive measure”.
Mani contended that during his interrogation on June 22, 2013, Verma tried to intimidate him.
IB had secret inputs on LeT; they were trying to eliminate L K Advani and Narendra Modi.