Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah on Monday said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) needs the power to investigate the terror acts related to Indians and Indian interests abroad. Shah made the statement while replying to the debate on the NIA (Amendment) Bill, 2019 to give powers to give more teeth to NIA.
Shah said in Lok Sabha during the debate that cases under NIA have been expedited and 90%of the cases have reached conclusion. He stressed that NIA is doing an excellent job in controlling terrorism and a strong NIA is needed to wipe out terrorism from the country.
Allaying opposition’s apprehensions on misuse of NIA and other security agencies, Shah quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the BJP-led government at the Centre is governed by the rule of law and all investigative agencies follow the procedure established by law. Read More