NIA hit terrorists hard: Rajnath Singh

NIA hit terrorists hard: Rajnath Singh

"Some people say that the National Investigation Agency has partially succeeded in stopping foreign terror funding".

The National Investigation Agency's crackdown on the flow of funds to Kashmir from neighbouring Pakistan has a dealt a lethal blow to the activities of terrorist and separatist groups in the region, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.

Addressing the NIA sleuths at the inauguration of their new headquarters here, he said the NIA had filed chargesheets in 131 of the 166 cases taken up by it.

He also termed terrorism a "curse" that no civilised country can accept.

He also lauded the agency's probe into the funding of separatists, saying it has put a hurdle in the flow of funds to the militants and their morale was hit badly.

Complimenting the NIA's role in curbing terror acts in the country, the Home minister said that gathering evidence in terror cases was a challenging job and that in 95 per cent of such cases, the accused get convicted. PM Narendra Modi, he added, had succeeded in bringing the global community on board over the issue.

The Union Home Minister said the NIA in just over eight years since its inception has gained the confidence and trust of the common man by conducting fair, credible and professional investigations into few of the most audacious terrorist attacks. The NDA Government had brought the global community on-board in the fight against worldwide terrorism, he said.

Y C Modi, who will assume charge as the chief of the NIA later this month, said today that he will live up to the expectations of the government and would not let it down in his new assignment.

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