NIA's most wanted: Poster drive to track down terrorists

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New Delhi, June 20: The National Investigating Agency has 72 persons on its wanted list. While it has been successful in managing several wanted accused, there are several who have been giving the agency the slip for many years now.

The NIA has now decided to put up posters of all the 72 accused in various locations of the country. An NIA officier informed OneIndia that not all the time are these accused out of the country. They do slip in and out at times and if these posters are put people could tip us off immediately.

NIA's poster drive to hunt terrorists

Posters at home towns of terrorists

Terrorists often slip into their home towns and make a secret exit. While most of them stay away from their homes in a bid to escape the law, they are most likely to visit their family once in a while when they feel the heat is low on them.

As of now the NIA has not started putting out posters of the wanted accused. The NIA proposes to focus on areas such as Bhatkal and the North Eastern States where posters of the wanted persons would be put up at important locations such as the railway stations, bus stops and also near the homes of these persons.

On the poster apart from the photograph of the accused, the NIA would also mention the details of the person and also the number to be contacted if anyone were to spot this person.

NIA has 72 wanted accused on its list

The NIA has put up a list of 72 wanted accused on its list. Out of the 72 wanted accused, 33 have red corner notices issued against them. These terrorists are wanted in several cases which range from the 26/11 attack to militancy in North East.

Several members from outfits from Bangladesh have also made their way into the wanted list. While this new drive by the NIA may help terrorists of Indian origin such as Riyaz Bhatkal, it would still be a challenge to bring home Pakistan based terrorists.

The likes of Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi too are part of the wanted list. There are also persons like Major Sameer Ali, the former ISI officer who planned the 26/11 attack who is on the list, but without a photograph.

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