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Cabinet gives nod to strengthen NIA

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New Delhi, June 25: The Union Cabinet cleared a proposal which will give the National Investigation Agency (NIA) more powers.

The matter will now be placed before the Parliament. In addition to the NIA Act, there is also a proposed amendment on the cards for the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The amendment would allow the NIA to probe cybercrime and also cases of human trafficking.

Cabinet gives nod to strengthen NIA

The amendment to Schedule 4 of the UAPA will allow the NIA to designate an individual suspected to have terrorist links as a terrorist. Currently, only organisations are designated as terrorist organisations.

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The NIA came into existence in 2009 following the Mumbai 26/11 attack. The proposed amendments are under consideration since 2017. The same was proposed to give the agency more teeth and also a wider scope in the wake of fresh challenges emerging.

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