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NIA all set to get more powerful with two key amendments


New Delhi, June 24: The National Investigation Agency is likely to get more powers, with a proposal in place to amend the NIA Act.

The matter after getting a nod from the Cabinet will be placed before the Parliament this week during the ongoing Monsoon session. In addition to the NIA Act, there is also a proposed amendment on the cards for the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

NIA all set to get more powerful with two key amendments

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

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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.

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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