LUCKNOW 21st August 2017:
Stone-pelting and terrorism in the state of J&K has reduced. Extremism in the North-East has reduced by 75 per cent and Naxalism by around 40 percent over the three years. This is possible due to the role of National Investigation Agency(NIA), Union Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.”You have seen the role of NIA in J&K where incidents of stone-pelting have come down. We have taken a pledge for India’s security and strict action is being taken for this. And “in the past three years incident of Naxalism, Terrorism and Extremism have seen a downward trend” he said.
After inaugurating the Lucknow office and residential complex of Agency he went for the speach. While addressing a gathering Mr. Singh also said “If we plug sources of fake currency and terror funding, it will be a big blow to terrorism. NIA is doing a great job, its name sends down fear among those indulging in terror funding.”” NIA has emerged as a credible Investigation agency, it enjoys freedom in its work and there is no interference in there working,” the minister said.
Singh Said that since its inception NIA has probed 165 cases with 95 per cent conviction rate.
On the occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suggested holding a meeting between NIA and state agencies every six months.
In addition the Home Minister underlined the need for better coordination among different intelligence and investigation agencies in the states and the centre. Furthermore it will help combating anti-national elements.
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