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What’s changing in NIA: Wider jurisdiction, more offences, faster trial

The Act makes NIA the only truly federal agency in the country, along the lines of the FBI in the United States, and more powerful than the CBI.

Explained: What are the changes in NIA (Amendment) Bill 2019?

The NIA was set up in 2009 in the wake of the Mumbai terror attack that had claimed 166 lives. Here are the changes introduced in the NIA (Amendment) Bill.

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Malegaon blast: Won’t examine witnesses whose names are truncated in chargesheet for a week, says NIA

The trial court was expected to record evidence of the witness who had conducted the spot panchnama after the blast. The witness had last week identified two motorcycles including an LML Freedom — which the ATS claimed belonged to accused Pragya Singh Thakur — and five bicycles present at the spot.

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA, Amit Shah says Modi govt wants to uproot terrorism

Shah asserted that the Narendra Modi-led government will never misuse it on the basis of religion and said instead it will ensure the menace of terrorism is uprooted irrespective of the religion of the guilty. 

NIA busts terror gang based in Tamil Nadu, conducts searches

The premier anti-terror agency held searches today in the premises belonging to the three accused persons and at Nagappattinam district in connection with the case.

Govt introduces Bill in Lok Sabha to amend NIA Act

Opposing the Bill, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said the courts were already clogged with huge backlog and now the government was adding more cases through the amendment in the NIA Act.

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Two live bombs found near Bengaluru after confession by terror suspect

The development came after Habibur Rehman SK, a terror suspect in connection with the 2014 Burdwan bomb blast case, confessed to the presence of the bombs.

Centre may amend laws to allow NIA probe Indian interests abroad

An amendment to Schedule 4 of UAPA will allow the probe agency to designate a suspected individual as a terrorist. Currently, only organisations can be declared as 'terrorist organisations'.

NIA raids IS suspects allegedly in touch with Lanka bomber

The agency also claimed that Shahin Shah was a close associate of Riyas Abubackar who was arrested last month by the NIA from Kerala for being in possession of Hashim’s videos and for keeping in touch with 22 youngsters who had fled to Afghanistan from Kasargod and Palakkad in Kerala to join IS.

ISIS module case: NIA raids underway at seven locations in Coimbatore

The searches, based on a fresh cased filed in the city, were at the residences of youths suspected to be in contact with members of the Islamic State group. 

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NIA Files Chargesheet Against Jaish-e-Muhammad Chief Masood Azhar

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday filed a chargesheet against Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar and others for their alleged involvement in the Pathankot terror attack. The chargesheet, filed in a special NIA court, also included the names of JeM deputy chief MA Rauf Asghar, “launching commander” Shahid Latif and “main handler” Kashif Jan, news […]

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