LS passes bill to give NIA more teeth

LS passes bill to give NIA more teeth

New Delhi: Seeking to give more teeth to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to allow it to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad. The amendments will also allow the NIA to probe cybercrimes and cases of human trafficking. The NIA was set up in 2009 […]

Cong repealed POTA to save ‘vote bank’: Amit Shah

Cong repealed POTA to save ‘vote bank’: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Refuting opposition’s claims of “misuse” of the NIA law, Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday asserted that the Modi government will never abuse it to target anyone but will ensure that terrorism is finished off irrespective of the religion of the accused. In an intervention during a discussion in Lok Sabha on the […]

Separatist leaders used funds from abroad for personal gains: NIA

Separatist leaders used funds from abroad for personal gains: NIA

New Delhi: The NIA alleged on Sunday that its probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that hardline separatist leaders received funds from abroad and utilised them for personal gains – from amassing properties to paying for foreign education of their kin. In a statement, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said the […]

Funding case: Delhi court sends 3 separatists to judicial custody till July 12

Funding case: Delhi court sends 3 separatists to judicial custody till July 12

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday sent Kashmiri separatists Shabir Shah, Asiya Andrabi and Masarat Alam Bhat, arrested by NIA in connection with a militancy funding case, to judicial custody till July 12. The case relates to alleged militancy funding in the Valley and involves Pakistan-based Jama’at-ud-Da’wah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. Special Judge Rakesh […]

Amnesty International not allowed to hold presser in Srinagar

Amnesty International not allowed to hold presser in Srinagar

Srinagar: Authorities refused permission to Amnesty International to hold a press briefing in Srinagar on Wednesday on misuse of the Public Safety Act (PSA) in Jammu & Kashmir. An Amnesty spokesperson said that the authorities had not given permission for holding a press briefing on the subject. “We have been told that we have been […]

JRL voices concern over plight of Kashmiri prisoners

JRL voices concern over plight of Kashmiri prisoners

Srinagar: The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) on Wednesday voiced concern over the plight of Kashmiri political prisoners and alleged that they are being denied basic amenities. In a statement, JRL comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik also condemned what they termed as “inhuman” treatment meted out to the incarcerated pro-freedom […]

Masrat Alam sent to NIA custody: ML

Masrat Alam sent to NIA custody: ML

Srinagar: Muslim League chairman Masrat Alam Bhat has been sent to NIA custody for ten day, the spokesperson said on Friday. “Alam was shifted from Jammu jail to New Delhi’s Tihar Jail,” he said in a statement. He said: “He (Alam) is behind bars for the last 9 years during which judicial houses itself have […]

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