NIA will choke 'foreign terror' funding: Rajnath

NIA will choke 'foreign terror' funding: Rajnath

NIA will choke 'foreign terror' funding: Rajnath

The National Investigation Agency's crackdown on the flow of funds to Kashmir from neighbouring Pakistan has a dealt a lethal blow to the activities of terrorist and separatist groups in the region, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday.

Other security agencies, the Army and State police organisations coordinated with the NIA in the elimination of a good number of terrorists, he said.

Inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here, Singh said no civilised country can accept the rise of terrorism on its soil. The Home Minister said that the nation has always retaliated strongly through anti-terror operations and neutralising infiltrators whenever its troublemaking neighbour tried to weaken India.

Among the successes of the NIA include conviction of six persons by a Mumbai court for possessing and circulating Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN), conviction of 15 people, including former militants, elected representatives and government officials in two cases connected with terror- funding in Assam. He said the NDA government had taken steps to highlight the scourge of terrorism in global forums and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had succeeded in bringing the worldwide community on board on the issue.

The home minister said terrorism was a major hurdle in the country's development and the Centre had initiated several measures to tackle the menace, including raising it at various global forums.

NIA director general Sharad Kumar and his successor, Y C Modi, who will take over on his retirement on October 30, also spoke on the occasion.

Speaking at the inauguration, Rajnath Singh praised the agency, saying it has established its credibility and impartiality in last eight years.

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