Parliament Session 2019 Highlights: The Lok Sabha on Monday passed The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which gives powers to the NIA to probe terror attacks targeting Indians and Indian interests abroad.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Narendra Modi-led government will never misuse the National Investigation Agency (NIA) law, but in turn, use it to finish off terrorism in the country.
The Lower House also witnessed a heated discussion between the Home Minister and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi over the NIA (Amendment) Bill. The spat started when several opposition leaders, including Owaisi, started interrupting BJP’s Satyapal Singh in the middle of his speech. Singh alleged that the then Hyderabad Police Commissioner was threatened to be transferred if he did not change the course of the investigation of a particular case.
Opposing his claim, Owaisi demanded that Singh should place all records related to his claim in the House. On this, the Home Minister got up from his seat and said that the treasury members did not disturb opposition members during their speeches so they should also do the same.