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July 17, 2019 | Press Trust of India

Parliament passes bill to give NIA more powers

Parliament Wednesday passed a bill giving more powers to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe 'terrorist' acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad.

The Bill amends NIA Act, 2008 that provides for a national-level agency to investigate and prosecute offences listed in the scheduled offences, was passed by Rajya Sabha with a voice vote.

Further, the Act allows for creation of Special Courts for the trial of scheduled offences.

The bill has been already passed by the Lok Sabha on July 15.

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July 17, 2019 | Press Trust of India

Parliament passes bill to give NIA more powers

              

Parliament Wednesday passed a bill giving more powers to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe 'terrorist' acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad.

The Bill amends NIA Act, 2008 that provides for a national-level agency to investigate and prosecute offences listed in the scheduled offences, was passed by Rajya Sabha with a voice vote.

Further, the Act allows for creation of Special Courts for the trial of scheduled offences.

The bill has been already passed by the Lok Sabha on July 15.

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