NIA

  • NIA gets custody of two Maoists in Jiram valley attack case 03-04-2014 12:03 AM

    The National Investigation Agency on Wednesday got a three-day custody of two suspected Maoists, allegedly involved in the last year's attack on the convoy of Congress leaders in Bastar in Chhattisgarh, from the local court. NIA team led by the investigating officer P Sanjay produced Jyoti alias Pornima Modiyam, Baijma...
  • NIA, Delhi Police get into war of words over custody of Akhtar, Waqas 02-04-2014 03:33 PM

    The NIA and the Special Cell of Delhi Police on Wednesday got into war of words over the custody of top Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehseen Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas. The NIA on Tuesday demanded in a Delhi court to know that what the Delhi Police Special Cell has been...
  • SC stays trial against Italian marines in the fishermen killing case 28-03-2014 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the trial against Italian marines in the probe case of killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast. The marines had challenged the jurisdiction of the National Investigating Agency in probing the case. The SC has issued a notice to the NIA and...
  • Indian Mujahideen head Yasin Bhatkal's deputy Tehseen Akhtar arrested 25-03-2014 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: In a major breakthrough in investigations into several terror cases, Indian security agencies arrested the officiating head of the Indian Mujahideen, Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu on Tuesday. A Delhi Police official said he was arrested from the Naxalbari area in Darjeeling. His arrest will deal a major blow...
  • NIA chargesheet names Bhatkal, Akthar in Hyderabad twin blasts 14-03-2014 09:28 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed charge sheet against top Indian Mujahideen operatives, Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar in the February 2013 twin blast case. IM had hatched a high-level conspiracy to wage a war against India and carried out the blasts in Hyderabad to create terror in...
  • We will avenge Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh: Sushil Kumar Shinde 12-03-2014 12:05 PM

    Raipur: Condemning the deadly Naxal attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh a day ago, Home Minister Sushil Kumar on Wednesday said India will avenge it. "Hum iska badla lenge (We will take revenge)," Shinde told reporters at a press meet. The government has also decided to hand over the probe...
  • Aslam Pervez confesses his involvement in Bodh Gaya, Gandhi Maidan blasts: Police 08-03-2014 11:03 PM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested one accused of the serial blasts during Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last in October last year from a village in Arwal district of Bihar, police said. The person arrested was identified as Aslam Pervez, son of Maqsood Alam...
  • Police submit 'case diaries' in Dabholkar killing before HC 04-03-2014 05:29 PM

    The Pune police on Tuesday produced before the Bombay High Court the original 'case diaries' in the probe relating to the murder of anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, complyng with its direction. The bench headed by Justice P V Hardas, however, asked police to submit a photostat copy of the case...
  • India for resolving marines issue as expeditiously as possible 26-02-2014 06:38 PM

    India on Wednesday admitted that the marines issue has "complicated" its relationship with Italy but said dropping of charges under the stringent anti-piracy SUA law against the two accused was an indication of a "way forward" to resolve the matter. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said India was looking to resolve...
  • Planted bombs in Pune, Delhi, Bangalore: Yasin Bhatkal 25-02-2014 07:50 PM

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal had planted IEDs at German Bakery in Pune and Bangalore's Chinnaswamy Stadium and provided explosives for 2008 Delhi serial blasts, he confessed before a magistrate. In his confessional statement recorded under section 164 of the CrPC in October last year, Bhatkal said that the May...
  • Italian marines case: Delhi court to hear NIA's plea on March 31 25-02-2014 06:03 PM

    A Delhi court on Tuesday fixed March 31 for hearing arguments on NIA's plea to take "appropriate steps" to secure the custody of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012. Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar posted the case for March 31 after NIA's...
  • NIA arrests 2 persons in connection with blasts at Modi's Patna rally 25-02-2014 07:26 AM

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested two persons from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the blasts outside the rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on October 27. NIA sources said Fakruddin and Ahmed were arrested from Mirzapur in eastern Uttar Pradesh for allegedly procurring...
  • Everything available in Pakistan, even n-bomb, said IM member: NIA 24-02-2014 10:44 PM

    Everything is available in Pakistan, even a nuclear bomb, if looked for properly, IM operative Riyaz Bhatkal told his cousin, arrested Indian Mujahideen member Yasin Bhatkal, during a chat, the NIA said on Monday. In a charge sheet filed in a Delhi court, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that...
  • Indian Mujahideen established new module in Rajasthan: NIA 24-02-2014 10:33 PM

    Indian Mujahideen has established a new module in Rajasthan and members of the outfit were "highly motivated" to carry out terrorist activities in the country, the NIA has said in its charge sheet filed in a Delhi court. In the charge sheet filed against IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his...
  • Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by Osama Bin Laden, says NIA 24-02-2014 06:33 PM

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and used to motivate youngsters for sacrificing their lives in the name of 'jihad' through the videos of the slain terrorist, NIA has said in its charge sheet filed in a Delhi court. The National Investigation Agency...
  • NIA files supplementary chargesheet against Bhatkal, Haddi 20-02-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a supplementary chargesheet against Indian Mujahideen founder Yasin Bhatkal. He has been charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Explosives Act, IPC Sections 302 and 307 amongst others. The chargesheet speaks about the specific role of Yasin Bhatkal as the...
  • Under what law are Italian marines to be tried, SC to Centre 18-02-2014 01:58 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the central government to categorically spell out its stand about the law under which to try the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. The apex court bench headed by Justice BS Chauhan said the government will spell out its stand in...
  • Italian marines issue bilateral: Ban Ki-moon 13-02-2014 05:10 PM

    In a blow to Italy's attempt to internationalise the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two fishermen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Rome to resolve the issue bilaterally. "It's better for the question to be addressed bilaterally, rather than with the involvement of the...
  • 16 SIMI operatives nabbed in last one year: Minister 12-02-2014 03:12 PM

    A total of 16 SIMI (Student Islamic Movement of India) operatives were arrested in the past one year in Chhattisgarh, state Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra said in the Assembly on Wednesday. In a written reply tabled on the floor of the House to a query from Congress member Umesh Patel,...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Panel says hawala money, terrorist elements involved 10-02-2014 06:58 PM

    New Delhi: Influx of hawala money and involvement of terrorist elements in betting and fixing of sports is causing serious threat to national security, a report of a high-level panel said on Monday in the Supreme Court while recommending setting up of a SIT to probe such cases. "It is...
  • India charges marines with anti-piracy law, Italy warns against it 10-02-2014 06:31 PM

    Italy on Monday warned it would "react" to India's "unacceptable" move to invoke a severe anti-piracy law against two of its marines facing trial there since 2012 over the killings of two Indian fishermen. "The charge sought by Indian authorities is unacceptable," Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in a message...
  • Read: Extract from The Caravan's interview with 2007 blasts accused 06-02-2014 10:32 AM

    New Delhi: Just ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, trouble is brewing for the Bharatiya Janata Party. It's ideological mentor, the RSS, is once again in the news for all the wrong reasons. Accused in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that...
  • 2009 fake currency case: Quantum of sentence to be pronounced today 30-01-2014 09:48 AM

    Mumbai: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Thursday will pronounce the quantum of sentence in the 2009 fake currency case. Six persons were convicted on Wednesday for possessing and circulating fake Indian Currency notes in May 2009. They have been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of Unlawful...
  • Fake Indian currency notes case: NIA convicts 6 people 29-01-2014 01:04 PM

    New Delhi: A special National Investigation Agency court on Wednesday convicted all six people in a case of circulating fake Indian currency notes. They have been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Section 489 of IPC. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on...
  • NIA to file charge sheet against two Italian marines soon 21-01-2014 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: NIA will file a charge sheet against two Italian marines, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen, after getting sanction to prosecute them under a law which provides only death penalty. However, the charge sheet is unlikely before February 3 by when the Centre has told the Supreme Court...
  • UP police acts on IB warnings of terror strike, steps up vigil ahead of Republic Day 21-01-2014 01:03 PM

    Security has been beefed up across Uttar Pradesh after Intelligence Bureau (IB) inputs warned that terrorists might slip in from the porous Indo-Nepal border and try to create trouble on the Republic Day. Additional Director General (Law and Order) Mukul Goel has written to all district police chiefs asking them...
  • NIA to file charge sheet against two Italian marines 21-01-2014 12:32 PM

    NIA will file a charge sheet against two Italian marines, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen, after getting sanction to prosecute them under a law which provides only death penalty. However, the charge sheet is unlikely before February 3 by when the Centre has told the Supreme Court that it...
  • Delhi Police cannot be brought under Delhi government, says Sushil Kumar Shinde 20-01-2014 03:02 PM

    Asking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to maintain the dignity of the office he holds, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday ruled out any action against Delhi Police personnel till an inquiry is over. Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a function to mark the raising day of...
  • Malegaon blasts: CBI suggests court to seek NIA's view 18-01-2014 07:40 PM

    The CBI on Saturday told a special court in Mumbai that the views of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) may be sought on the discharge application of the nine accused from the minority community from the 2006 Malegoan blasts. The nine Muslim accused had sought discharge from the case last...
  • MHA may deny Italian marines' prosecution under law that gives death 15-01-2014 09:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is likely to deny sanction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen under a law which provides only death penalty. If the Home Ministry denies sanction to NIA to prosecute the two Italian marines under the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against...