All states to have NIA offices as strategy to counter terrorism: Amit Shah at 'Chintan Shivir'

The minister stressed that it is the collective responsibility of states and the Centre to effectively tackle trans-border crimes.

PTIUpdated: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 05:16 PM IST
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Home Minister Amit Shah |

New Delhi: Home minister Amit shah has announced that The minister said that all states will have National Investigation Agency (NIA) offices by 2024 as a strategy to counter terrorism.

Shah was addressing a two-day 'Chintan Shivir' organised with the objective to prepare an action plan for the implementation of 'Vision 2047' and 'Panch Pran' announced in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech.

The minister stressed that it is the collective responsibility of states and the Centre to effectively tackle trans-border crimes. "In our Constitution, law and order is a state subject...but we can be successful against trans-border or borderless crimes only when all states sit together to ponder over them, make a common strategy and (make) efforts to curb them," he said here.

The home minister said it is the collective responsibility of states to effectively tackle crimes operating from across the country's border or states' borders or regional crimes to make society free from fear.

'Shivir' can be a platform to discuss strategies to counter cyber crimes

The 'shivir' can become a good platform to discuss strategies to counter cyber crimes, narcotics and cross-border terrorism, among others, and to exchange good practices in law and order. Shah said that "We will have to focus on rationalisation of resources".

The Modi government has recorded success on all fronts of internal security be it Jammu and Kashmir, the northeast or narcotics smuggling, he said.

"Our internal security is considered strong," Shah said also noting that "35,000 police and CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces) personnel have laid down their lives to keep the unity and integrity of the country intact."

Prime Minister Modi will address the 'Chintan Shivir' through video conferencing on October 28.

Development of an ecosystem for cybercrime management, modernisation of police forces, increase in usage of information technology in the criminal justice system, land border management and coastal security and other internal security issues will be discussed at the event.

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