Vicky Nanjappa

Journalism for Vertebrates®

From slaying terrorists to paralysing Yasin Malik, NIA is India’s answer to terror and threat

While the overall success rate of the NIA is impressive, the one particular area in which the agency has excelled the most is terror funding. These are not mere claims as there are statistics that prove the same.

New Delhi, Aug 19: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) was set up in 2009 following the Mumbai 26/11 attacks. It has since been India’s premier agency that has been probing cases related to terror, left-wing extremism and terror funding.

It has been able to break the back of many terror organisations and individuals indulging in terror funding. In the year 2019, the NIA got more teeth with two key amendments. The amendments allowed the NIA to probe cases of cyber crime and also human trafficking.

The amendment to Schedule 4 of the UAPA also allowed the NIA to designate an individual suspected to have terrorist links as a terrorist. Prior to this only organisations were designated as terrorist organisations.

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