Centre supports cause of Federal Investigation Agency

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Lucknow, Jun 3 (UNI) The Centre has moved a proposal before all the state governments for creation of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to deal with all cases related to international and internal crimes.

Though several states have opposed the proposal of setting up of such investigating agency claiming it as an interference in the state's power, Maharastra has supported the new agency.

Union Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal said here today that several meeting had been held so far to evolve a consensus over the issue but nothing has emerged so far.

Under the new Federal Investigating Agency, a committee headed by Union Home Secretary would, decide on handing over the case to the agency within 48 hours of the incident. The committee will be represented by home secretaries of all states.

Mr Jaiswal said several states have either not shown any interest in the new investigating agency or have directly opposed it.

North-Eastern states are not supporting the proposal and even Manipur has written against it.

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