NIA strikes fear among those indulging in terror funding, says Rajnath
National Investigation Agency, since its inception in 2009 has secured 28 convictions out of 30 cases decided so far and boasts of 95 percent conviction rate, first for any agency in India said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday.
The high rate of conviction by the NIA would help in tackling terrorism. The name NIA sends fear down the spine of those indulging in terror fundinghe added.
"There has been a drop in cases of extremism in the northeast and naxal violence. Action against terror funding and circulation of fake currency will deal a blow to terrorism," Singh said.
Rajnath said that we have effectively controlled the problems of terrorism, Maoism, insurgency and fake currency among other anti-national activities. The day is not far away when we will find a complete control over it, he said. He said that NIA as agency has earned a repute of being world-class investigation organization in only six years of its existence.
The Home Minister's comments come at a time when the NIA has launched a crackdown against separatists in Kashmir as part of a terror funding probe.
Earlier this week, a Delhi court sent four Kashmiri separatist leaders, including the son-in-law of Hurriyat faction chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani, to 14 days' judicial custody in the terror funding case.
On Friday, Rajnath also said that the solution to the Kashmir problem, terrorism, Naxalism and northeast would be found before 2022.