Parl approves bill to give NIA more teeth

first_imgNew Delhi: Parliament Wednesday approved a bill to enable the National Investigation Agency to probe terror attacks on Indians and Indian properties abroad, with Home Minister Amit Shah assuring the Rajya Sabha that the legislation will not be misused. Shah defended the government for not filing an appeal against the acquittal of all four accused, including the radical right-wing’s Swami Aseemanand, in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blastscase. He said the four were charge-sheeted by the previous Congress government without proof. Replying to the debate on the NIA (Amendment) Bill, he attacked the Congress for questioning the efficiency of NIA, saying 184 terror accused have been convicted since the BJP government came to power in 2014. P5last_img

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