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NIA hit terrorists hard: Rajnath Singh

11 October 2017

"I compliment them", he said while inaugurating the new headquarters of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here. Referring to the ongoing probe by the NIA on funding to militancy in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said the action has put hurdle in the flow of funds to the militants and their morale was hit badly.

Blaming the opposition Congress for blocking the bill for granting Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that the Modi government will not refrain from according constitutional status. The agency has so far arrested 10 people, including Altaf Shah alias Fantoosh, son-in-law of pro-Pakistani separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and influential businessman Zahoor Watali. Mr Singh claimed that due to the sustained efforts of the security forces, at least five-six militants were being eliminated in the Valley every day. He even flagged the issue of circulation of fake Indian currency, describing it as "oxygen for terrorism".

Singh also said India has taken remarkable steps to highlight the menace of terrorism in the global forums and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has succeeded in bringing worldwide community on board on the issue.

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"I will soon take up the demand for setting up the Vishwakarma Community Development Corporation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to celebrate Vishwakarma Jayanthi across the country", he assured the backward community on the occasion. He said the NIA had filed chargesheets in 28 cases with a success rate of 85 per cent and a conviction rate of over 90 per cent. Kumar said: "In the last two years, the agency has registered 21 cases relating to ISIS and we have remained successful in terms of investigation".

Kumar said the investigations conducted by the NIA have helped unearth an entire range of illegal activities involving terror funding to specific incidents of terror, including the killing of innocent persons.

NIA hit terrorists hard: Rajnath Singh