The role of NIA in the War on Terror: an appraisal of National Investigation Act
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The National Investigation Act, 2008 (NIA ACT) has been enacted and notified on 31 December 2008 and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) only exclusive counterterrorism agency has been constituted to investigate terrorism and related offences. The NIA is mandated to investigate and prosecute offences under the Acts mentioned in the Schedule which includes offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 that have inter-state and/or international linkages, which are assigned to it by the Government. Although the NIA Act provide for a comparatively straightforward procedure for investigation of terrorism and related activities, not given the necessary powers to prevent the enumerated offences.
Kiran, R. (2013). The Role of NIA in the War on Terror: An Appraisal of National Investigation Act, 2008. Journal Of Terrorism Research, 4(2), pp. 49-60.
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