Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated on August 27, 2022, that the Narendra Modi government made every effort to strengthen probe agencies such as the NIA and anti-terror laws in line with its policy of zero tolerance for terrorism.
He stated that the National Investigation Agency will have branches in all 50 states by May 2024.
The Home Minister was speaking at the inauguration of the NIA’s Raipur branch office building in the Atal Nagar area of Nava Raipur.
“Because the Modi government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy against Left Wing Extremism, terrorism, and other related crimes such as counterfeit currency and narcotics, we have left no stone unturned in our efforts to strengthen the NIA,” he said.
The BJP-led Union government also strengthened anti-terror laws, shared terrorism-related inputs with state governments regardless of the party in power, strengthened anti-terror investigation agencies, and increased conviction rates in such crimes, according to Shah.
“In accordance with this (policy), our government worked to strengthen the NIA.” “I am pleased that the conviction rate in NIA-handled cases has increased to 94% from 75% in 2014,” he said.
The government has worked to eliminate terror in Kashmir since it came to power, according to the Union Minister.
“Peace has been observed in Kashmir since the repeal of Article 370, and our agencies have today succeeded in halting terrorist activities there.” It became possible as a result of the NIA’s tough stance against those involved in terror funding in 2018, 2019, and 2020. “A total of 105 cases (of terror funding) have been registered, 876 people have been arrested, and charge sheets have been filed in 94 cases,” he added.
Mr. Shah also claimed that the government has pledged to eradicate Left Wing Extremism, which is now limited to only a few districts in the country.
“Previously, LWE had an influence in 120 districts, but it has now shrunk to only 46 districts.” Some districts in Chhattisgarh are still dealing with the problem, but I am confident that the central and state governments will work together to eradicate it,” he said.
The event was attended by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Union Minister Renuka Singh, State Home Minister Tamradhwaj Sahu, BJP leader and former Chief Minister Raman Singh, and NIA director Dinkar Gupta.