The National Investigation Agency will for now not probe the case relating to the recovery of PETN in the Uttar Pradesh assembly. The Ministry for Home Affairs has put the request made by the UP government for an NIA probe on hold for now.
The NIA’s special court held one Abid Khan guilty in a case relating to the Islamic State. The quantum of the sentence will be pronounced on July 21.
Taking the probe further up a notch to nail those funding terror using trans LoC trade, the National Investigation Agency has roped in tax officials. Based on a request made by the NIA, the Centre allowed officers of the Indian Revenue Service to help the agency in its probe.
The National Investigating Agency has served notices to the Islamia School and Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid in connection with the funding of terror and unrest case. The NIA has been probing cases of terror funding in the Valley and has questioned several separatists in the Valley. Incidentally the school was founded by the family of separatist, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The Friday prayers at the Mosque too are presided over by him.
Agency is set to close one of the two probes it is conducting in connection with the Jammu and Kashmir terror funding. The NIA which is investigating a string of cases had launched a similar one on terror funding last year. Last August, a month after the killing of Burhan Wani there were a series of protests in the Valley. The NIA then launched a preliminary enquiry into the source of funds that were coming into the Valley to fuel both terror as well as the unrest.
The name Yusuf al-Hindi has cropped up several times on the chat rooms of the Islamic State. The National Investigation Agency has been trying to de-code this name and in the process come up with several names including that of Shafi Armar.
Turning up the heat, the National Investigation Agency has detained three Hurriyat (G) leaders. These leaders are to be questioned by the NIA in New Delhi over their alleged involvement in receiving funds from Pakistan and other sources to fuel the unrest in the Kashmir Valley. The three leaders who were detained are Ayaz Akbar, Altaf Shah and Mehraj ud-din Kalwal.
The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet in the Hyderabad Islamic State case. The NIA has detailed how the module had tried to set up training grounds and a safe house from where attacks were to be launched.
The website of the NIA which is a hub of information has received 4 million hits in the past 4 months. The country’s premier investigating agency says that it touched a milestone when it crossed more than 4 million hits since the time the website was revamped in January.
The National Investigation Agency has sent a Letter Rogatory (LR) to Pakistan, seeking its response on seizures made following the Uri attack. On September 18 2016, terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba had attacked an Army camp and killed 19 soldiers. The NIA which has made little progress in the case has sent a formal request to Pakistan to cooperate with the probe.