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.
New Delhi, Sep 23: The National Investigation Agency has conducted raids at multiple locations in Baramulla-Uri and Srinagar in connection with a case relating to Naveed Baba, a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist.
The case in question relates to cross border trade under the garb of which money was being raised for terror related activities. The case was registered on January 11 2020 when Babu and Rafi Ahmed Rather were apprehended with now suspended DSP Devender Singh.
New Delhi, Sep 23: With the ambit of the probe into the death of actor, Sushant Singh Rajput expanding and national security issues emerging, the National Investigation Agency is likely to join the investigation.
A notification has been issued stating that the Centre after consulting with the states invests the official es of and above the rank of the inspectors in the NIA to exercise the powers and perform duties according to section 53 of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.
New Delhi, Sep 22: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken up the probe into the communal violence that broke out in DJ Halli Bengaluru last month. More than 1,000 MLAs had gathered in front of the house of Congress MLA Srinivas Murthy.
The mob was protesting against the derogatory post on the social media about Prophet Mohammad made by the nephew of the MLA and alleged that it insulted the sentiments of the Muslims. The NIA team headed by an IG rank officer is camping in Bengaluru in connection with the investigation, the NIA said.
New Delhi, Sep 19: Three of the nine persons arrested by the National Investigation Agency in connection with an Al-Qaeda module case are from Kerala. The NIA after receiving concrete information about the presence of an Al-Qaeda module arrested nine persons from West Bengal and Kerala.
The NIA said that they were planning major attacks in the country and were in the process of procuring arms from the national capital.