To give more power to the NIA, the government plans to amend the act under which the terror probe agency was created and also effect changes in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), officials said today.
The draft bills for the amendments to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Act and counter-terror law UAPA are being prepared and may be introduced in the Monsoon Session of Parliament that begins on Wednesday.
As per the proposed move, the NIA will be allowed to probe cases of terror attacks on Indians in abroad and seize and attach property representing proceeds of terrorism. It will also make the probe agency the nodal authority for probing cases of human trafficking, an official said.
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