The NIA filed an application before the court earlier this month seeking to make the proceedings of the trial against the accused —BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur, Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit and five others — in-camera.
The existing UAPA law specifies that only officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent or Assistant Commissioner of Police of the NIA shall have the power to investigate offences under the UAPA law. The Bill seeks to allow NIA officers of Inspector rank to carry out investigations.
The amendments will enable the NIA to additionally investigate offenses related to human trafficking, counterfeit currency, manufacture or sale of prohibited arms, cyber-terrorism, and offenses under the Explosive Substances Act, 1908.
During the searches Saturday, the NIA claimed to have seized nine mobile phones,15 SIM cards, seven memory cards, three laptops, five hard disks, six pen drives, two tablets and three CDs/DVDs besides documents, including magazines, banners, notices, posters and books.
Stating that the Lashkar angle in the February 2007 Samjhauta Express firebombing that killed 68, mostly Pak nationals, doesn’t have “any strength,” National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director General Sharad Kumar has said that he had never been under pressure on handling alleged Hindu extremist terror cases either from the NDA or the UPA government. ——————————————————————————————— […]
Hyderabad, Jan 23 (ANI): The Nampally Court in Hyderabad on Saturday has sent ISIS suspects Abu Anas and Mohammad Shareef Moinuddin Khan to three days of transit remand. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested 14 suspects till Friday from various parts of the country planning to carry out terrorist activities. The agency also claimed to have seized certain "incriminating" articles, mobile phones, laptops, unaccounted cash, jihadi literature and videos, besides materials for preparation of bombs from their places.
New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will conduct lie-detector test on Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police Salwinder Singh, who is under scanner in connection with the Pathankot attack, on Tuesday. Salwinder Singh reached NIA office with his cook Madan Gopal and caretaker of the shrine Somraj on Tuesday morning. A Special Delhi court had yesterday granted permission to NIA to conduct the test.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh reacted on the recent Pathankot attack and said that considering America’s interest, it is reflected that America is involved in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit from Afghanistan to Pakistan. Taking account of the Pathankot attack, Singh said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) should investigate the matter.