New Delhi, Sep 29: In an important move, the Ministry of Home Affairs sanctioned three additional branches of the National Investigation Agency. The branches were sanctioned at Chennai, Imphal and Ranchi.
The NIA has its branches also at Guwahati, Mumbai, Jammu, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow, Raipur and Chandigarh. This decision of GoI will help in ensuring quick response to any emergent situation in the concerned States by the premier anti-terror investigation agency of the country. It will strengthen NIA’s capability in investigation of terrorism-related cases and other national security related matters. It will also facilitate timely collection of crucial information and evidence related to such offences, the NIA said in a note.