The NIA claims that Majeed along with three others travelled to Iraq in 2014 and joined the IS. He is currently facing trial on charges including waging a war against any Asiatic power before his return to India in November 2014.
It appears that the Union government has encroached upon the rights of states to conduct investigations into a class of cases which may affect public order. This goes against the notion of Indian federalism which guarantees states autonomy within a national framework.
The NIA alleged that they had come together to form a terror group called Ansarulla and the accused had also collected funds and made preparations to carry out terrorist attacks in India, "with the intention of establishing Islamic rule in India."
The Bill grants NIA powers to conduct investigations outside India and widens its mandate to probe human trafficking, counterfeit currency, manufacture or sale of prohibited arms, cyber terrorism and offences under the Explosive Substances Act, 1908.
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.
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 […]