National Investigation Agency (NIA)

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NIA fails to charge-sheet JeM conspiracy case accused; bail granted

27 Feb 2020

NIA fails to charge-sheet JeM conspiracy case accused; bail granted

An accused in the Jaish-e-Mohammad conspiracy case has been granted bail as the National Investigation Agency (NIA) failed to produce a charge-sheet within the stipulated time.

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

15 Jan 2020

Congress-led Chhattisgarh government moves SC against UPA-era NIA Act

The Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking to declare the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008, "unconstitutional."

Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

26 Dec 2019

Arrested for sedition, activist Akhil Gogoi's home raided by NIA

The National Investigation Agency raided RTI activist and peasant leader Akhil Gogoi's residence in Guwahati, Assam, on Thursday.

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

15 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha passes bill to strengthen NIA: Details here

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to strengthen the NIA.

J&K: All terrorism cases to be monitored by multi-agency group

16 Jun 2019

J&K: All terrorism cases to be monitored by multi-agency group

A multi-body terror monitoring agency is now set to widen its ambit for also monitoring the progress of all terror-related cases in Jammu & Kashmir.

NIA identifies owner of vehicle used in #PulwamaTerrorAttack: Details here

25 Feb 2019

NIA identifies owner of vehicle used in #PulwamaTerrorAttack: Details here

With the help of forensic experts and automobile specialists, National Investigation Agency (NIA) investigators probing the Pulwama attack have identified the vehicle used to carry out the attack.

#PulwamaAttack: Maruti Suzuki engineers assisting NIA with probe

20 Feb 2019

#PulwamaAttack: Maruti Suzuki engineers assisting NIA with probe

While the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing the Pulwama attack and trying to trace the vehicle that was used in the suicide bombing of the CRPF convoy, a team from Maruti Suzuki has headed to the blast site to aid the agency.

Ghaziabad: One held under NIA's probe against an ISIS-inspired group

12 Jan 2019

Ghaziabad: One held under NIA's probe against an ISIS-inspired group

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said today it has made a fresh arrest from Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, in connection with its probe against an ISIS-inspired group.

10 arrested in ISIS case sent to 12-day NIA custody

27 Dec 2018

10 arrested in ISIS case sent to 12-day NIA custody

A day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 10 people belonging to an ISIS-linked cell, the arrested was produced before a Delhi court, on Thursday, amid tight security.

Rocket launcher, bombs recovered from ISIS' new India cell

26 Dec 2018

Rocket launcher, bombs recovered from ISIS' new India cell

After carrying out multiple simultaneous raids across Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Wednesday, managed to foil a major terror attack that was being planned by a new ISIS-linked group.

16 places raided in Delhi, UP; new ISIS-linked group found

26 Dec 2018

16 places raided in Delhi, UP; new ISIS-linked group found

On Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches in 16 locations across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, in connection with its probe on a new ISIS-linked group in India.

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

21 Dec 2018

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

In what could mark the beginnings of an Orwellian surveillance state, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Thursday, granted sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any data stored on computer devices.

NIA's 'Most Wanted' list seems to prioritize Maoists over terrorists

21 Oct 2018

NIA's 'Most Wanted' list seems to prioritize Maoists over terrorists

On Saturday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) released a list of its most wanted fugitives, urging the public to provide it with tips about fugitives' whereabouts.

Love, not Jihad: NIA ends probe in Kerala's inter-faith marriages

18 Oct 2018

Love, not Jihad: NIA ends probe in Kerala's inter-faith marriages

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) doesn't have enough evidence which can lead to prosecution in Kerala's inter-faith marriages, which the agency was probing.

Manipur: In missing arms case, Congress-MLA arrested by NIA

25 Aug 2018

Manipur: In missing arms case, Congress-MLA arrested by NIA

The National Investigative Agency arrested Manipur Congress MLA Yamthong Haokip on Friday in missing arms case.

Not returning to India until I feel 'safe': Zakir Naik

04 Jul 2018

Not returning to India until I feel 'safe': Zakir Naik

Zakir Naik, the controversial Islamic preacher who is staying abroad to evade arrest in India, today said he would not return home till he felt "safe".

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik on his way back to India

04 Jul 2018

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik on his way back to India

Controversial preacher Zakir Naik is on his way back to India.

Bombay-HC admits Malegaon blast accused Purohit's plea challenging discharge rejection

22 Jun 2018

Bombay-HC admits Malegaon blast accused Purohit's plea challenging discharge rejection

The Bombay HC today admitted a plea filed by Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, challenging previous judgments of the HC and a special trial court that had rejected his discharge from the case.

Indian National bombed Saudi Arabia in 2016, confirms DNA test

02 May 2018

Indian National bombed Saudi Arabia in 2016, confirms DNA test

On the basis of DNA tests, Saudi Arabia has confirmed the bomber who attacked US Consulate in Jeddah, was an Indian national and possibly an operative of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Resignation of Judge Reddy who gave Mecca Masjid verdict, rejected

19 Apr 2018

Resignation of Judge Reddy who gave Mecca Masjid verdict, rejected

Special NIA Judge Ravindra Reddy, who resigned hours after pronouncing verdict in Mecca Masjid blast case, was on Thursday asked to report back to work.

Owaisi blames Modi government, NIA for 2007 blast acquittals

17 Apr 2018

Owaisi blames Modi government, NIA for 2007 blast acquittals

Yesterday, all accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of 2007, including Swami Aseemanand, were acquitted by a Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court in Hyderabad.

After acquitting accused in Mecca Masjid blast case, judge resigns

16 Apr 2018

After acquitting accused in Mecca Masjid blast case, judge resigns

NIA court judge, Ravindra Reddy, who acquitted all accused in the Mecca Masjid blast case earlier today, resigned hours after pronouncing the verdict. They were let off due to lack of evidence.

2007 Mecca Masjid blast: All accused, including Swami Aseemanand, acquitted

16 Apr 2018

2007 Mecca Masjid blast: All accused, including Swami Aseemanand, acquitted

All accused in the Mecca Masjid blast of 2007, including Swami Aseemanand, have been acquitted by a Special NIA Court in Hyderabad.

In a first, Pakistani diplomats on NIA's 'wanted' list

09 Apr 2018

In a first, Pakistani diplomats on NIA's 'wanted' list

In a first, Pakistani diplomats have been named in the National Investigation Agency's (NIA) 'wanted' list.

'Love-jihad': After long battle, Shafin-Hadiya win case, SC upholds marriage

08 Mar 2018

'Love-jihad': After long battle, Shafin-Hadiya win case, SC upholds marriage

In a major win for individual rights, the SC has upheld the controversial marriage of Shafin and Hadiya, Kerala's "love jihad" couple, setting aside an annulment by the HC.

Trafficking: Center mulls new definition of "victim", NIA as probing-agency

12 Feb 2018

Trafficking: Center mulls new definition of "victim", NIA as probing-agency

Reports have it that the Center is working on setting up a dedicated unit to probe trafficking cases, likely under the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

23 Jan 2018

#LoveJihad: NIA can't probe Hadiya's marriage, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled the National Investigation Agency (NIA) cannot examine the marital status of Hadiya, whose marriage to Shafin Jahan became infamous as the Kerala "love jihad" case.

NIA seizes Rs. 100 crore demonetized notes in Kanpur

17 Jan 2018

NIA seizes Rs. 100 crore demonetized notes in Kanpur

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the UP police have discovered Rs. 100 crore in old demonetized notes hidden in an under-construction building in Kanpur.

2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

27 Dec 2017

2008 Malegaon blasts: MCOCA charges dropped against Sadhvi Pragya, Purohit

A special NIA (National Investigation Agency) court in Mumbai has dropped charges under MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act), some sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), and Arms Act against four accused -Sadhvi Pragya, Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Major (retd.) Ramesh Upadhyay, Ajay Rahikar- in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.

Hunting Zakir Naik: Interpol denies India's request for arrest warrant

18 Dec 2017

Hunting Zakir Naik: Interpol denies India's request for arrest warrant

India has suffered a major setback after Interpol denied its request to issue a Red Corner Notice (akin to an international arrest warrant) against radical Islamist preacher Zakir Naik.

NIA to investigate Naxal funding case, will target leader Sudhakar

10 Nov 2017

NIA to investigate Naxal funding case, will target leader Sudhakar

After making swift progress in the J&K terror funding case, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) is now investigating a Naxal funding case.

J&K terror funding: NIA seizes Rs.36cr worth demonetized currency

08 Nov 2017

J&K terror funding: NIA seizes Rs.36cr worth demonetized currency

The National Investigating Agency (NIA) said it has seized demonetized currency worth Rs. 36.34 crore in New Delhi.

'Love jihad': SC directs Hadiya's presence in court to testify

30 Oct 2017

'Love jihad': SC directs Hadiya's presence in court to testify

The SC has said it will interview 24-year-old Hadiya in the Kerala 'love jihad' case to know about her story and whether she consented.

NIA files chargesheet against Zakir for hate speeches, inciting violence

26 Oct 2017

NIA files chargesheet against Zakir for hate speeches, inciting violence

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a 50-page chargesheet in a special court in Mumbai against controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik for inciting youth to engage in terror activities, giving hate speeches, promoting enmity between communities and diverting money for anti-India activity.

NIA summons Kashmiri PhD scholar, trade leader over terror funding

25 Sep 2017

NIA summons Kashmiri PhD scholar, trade leader over terror funding

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) summoned several prominent Kashmiris for questioning on Monday over the Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) terror funding case.

YC Modi new NIA chief after Sharad Kumar

18 Sep 2017

YC Modi new NIA chief after Sharad Kumar

Senior IPS officer YC Modi, who was a part of the SC-appointed SIT in the 2002 Gujarat riots case, was appointed the new chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

'Love jihad': Shafin Jahan moves SC against NIA probe

16 Sep 2017

'Love jihad': Shafin Jahan moves SC against NIA probe

On September 16, a Keralite Muslim man moved the SC against an NIA probe sanctioned by the apex court into his marriage to a converted Hindu woman.

Terror funding: NIA raids 16 locations across Delhi and Kashmir

06 Sep 2017

Terror funding: NIA raids 16 locations across Delhi and Kashmir

The NIA raided 16 locations across Kashmir and Delhi today in connection with its investigation on Kashmiri terror funding, separatist activities and hawala operations.

Terrorist financing: NIA questions Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons

16 Aug 2017

Terrorist financing: NIA questions Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons

As part of the ongoing crackdown on terrorist financing, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned Nayeem and Nasim, Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani's sons.

NIA to probe Kerala's 'love jihad' case on SC orders

16 Aug 2017

NIA to probe Kerala's 'love jihad' case on SC orders

On August 16, the SC asked the National Intelligence Agency to probe the 'love jihad' case from Kerala.