National Investigation Agency

  • Sri Lankan arrested on the charge of spying for Pakistan September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Sri Lankan national was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charge of spying on behalf of Pakistan. Arun Selvarajan was arrested by NIA for his alleged involvement in espionage activities at the instigation of Pakistan, official sources said. Selvarajan was found in possession of two...
  • India may act against ISIS, NIA likely to file FIR against terror group to curb its activities August 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. The FIR is...
  • Terror group ISIS using Indian Mujahideen to recruit poor Muslims in Kerala, TN, J&K: Sources August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the whole of Iraq and Syria cower under ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) threat, central security agencies in India say that the terror group may be spreading its tentacles in India. Sources told CNN-IBN on Tuesday that the terror outfit, which has already killed...
  • Sadhvi Pragya Thakur charged in RSS worker murder case August 20, 2014

    National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a chargesheet in the murder of RSS worker Sunil Joshi against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and three others accused in a special court in Bhopal. The document was filed in the court of Special Judge. Besides Pragya, who is under judicial custody, the other...
  • NIA gets custody of two IM operatives for Patna blasts June 18, 2014

    A special court in the Bihar capital Wednesday granted 12 days' police remand of two Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The operatives - Haider Ali alias "Black Beauty" and Muzibillah Ansari - are both suspects in the Oct 27, 2013, Patna serial blasts. The NIA team probing...
  • HC notice to TN govt on PIL on May 1 twin bomb blast case May 28, 2014

    Chennai: Madras High Court today issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government and other higher police authorities on a PIL seeking a direction to the Railways to transfer the May 1 bomb blast case here to the National Investigating Agency (NIA). Admitting a PIL filed by an advocate, a summer vacation...
  • MP ATS arrests suspected SIMI member Gulrez Ali April 27, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh police's Anti- Terrorist Squad on Sunday arrested a Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activist Gulrez Ali from the station area when a police team from Delhi was about to bring back another SIMI activist Abu Faisal. ATS sleuths caught Gulrez from the station area where they were present...
  • NIA gets custody of two Maoists in Jiram valley attack case April 3, 2014

    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 Sanna,...
  • Bihar Police wants custody of IM's Tehsin Akhtar March 25, 2014

    Bihar Police will seek the custody of Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu, who was the brain behind last year's blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, police said on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Akhtar, a resident of Maniarpur village in Samastipur district, was arrested by Delhi Police from Rajasthan. Patna's Senior Superintendent...
  • NIA detains two in Bodh Gaya blasts case March 7, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) detained two people in Bihar's Arwal district to quiz them over the July 7, 2013, serial bomb blasts in Bodh Gaya, police said on Friday. A district police official said the NIA team detained two residents of Avgila village in Patna district. Last week also, the NIA...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts: Suspected IM activist arrested in Arwal March 2, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) activist in connection with Bodh Gaya serial blasts from a village in Bihar’s Arwal district, police said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, the NIA team arrested the suspected IM activist Md Irfan from Auwgila village late on...
  • Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by Osama Bin Laden, says NIA February 24, 2014

    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)...
  • 2009 fake currency case: NIA court gives life term to six convicts January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: All six convicts in the fake currency case have been awarded life sentence by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. The six people - Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh - had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of...
  • NIA to file charge sheet against two Italian marines soon January 21, 2014

    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 that...
  • Delhi Police cannot be brought under Delhi government, says Sushil Kumar Shinde January 20, 2014

    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 National...
  • Bihar blasts accused's property attached by NIA and Bihar Police January 11, 2014

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, accused in several bomb blasts including in Delhi, Mumbai, Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached by the NIA and Bihar Police Saturday after he failed to surrender within the stipulated deadline, police said. Akhtar is a resident of Maniyarpur village...
  • WB: KLO denies involvement in Jalpaiguri blast, warns police December 27, 2013

    Denying its involvement in a bomb blast in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district which claimed five lives, the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) on Friday warned police against defaming the outfit. Police suspect involvement of the KLO behind Thursday's explosion caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) in Bajrapara area of Jalpaiguri as...
  • BJP disrupts Bihar Assembly, wants CBI probe in Patna serial blasts December 12, 2013

    The Bihar assembly proceedings were disrupted on Thursday by the opposition BJP which demanded CBI probe into the Patna serial blasts ahead of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on October 27. The assembly was adjourned till 2.30 pm after the ruckus in the morning. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nand Kishore...
  • Patna serial blasts: Police lodge FIR against Indian Mujahideen November 21, 2013

    An FIR was lodged against the Indian Mujahideen organisation and its suspected operatives on Thursday by the Bihar Police in connection with the serial bomb blasts in the state's capital, police said. At a time when the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is probing into serial blasts in Patna Oct 27, a...
  • Police want to quiz two for terror money link November 17, 2013

    Bihar Police will Monday seek the custody of Ayesha Bano and her husband Zubair, arrested from Karnataka on charges of providing financial help to terror suspects, police said in Patna on Sunday. The couple was arrested from Mangalore in Karnataka and brought in Patna for investigating an illegal money trail. They were sent...
  • Patna serial blasts: Jharkhand police refuse to speak on NIA probe November 8, 2013

    Jharkhand police are tight-lipped on the ongoing raids and detentions in connection with Patna bomb blasts and the recovery of explosives from a lodge in Ranchi, apparently on the instructions of officials of the National Investigation Agency after they held a meeting in Ranchi. Several senior IPS officers, who on Thursday...
  • NIA must take over Patna blasts probe: Bihar government to Centre October 29, 2013

    Patna: The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has written to the Centre demanding that the Patna serial blasts probe be handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). This comes as Indian Mujahideen operative Tehseen Akhtar has emerged as the main suspect in Sunday's serial blasts. Sources have now told...
  • NSG, NIA to probe Patna blasts, informs RPN Singh October 27, 2013

    Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said on Sunday that teams of the National Security Guards (NSG) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) were being rushed to Patna to investigate the bomb blasts in the Bihar capital. Terming the blasts "unfortunate," the minister told reporters: "The home ministry has decided...
  • Delhi court issues fresh non-bailable warrants against David Headley, Tahawwur Rana October 8, 2013

    A Delhi court has issued fresh non-bailable warrants against Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, his accomplice Tahawwur Rana, LeT founder Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are accused of carrying out several terror attacks in India. The court issued fresh non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against nine persons after the National...
  • NIA Hyderabad gets two-day custody of Yasin Bhatkal September 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was Saturday arrested by NIA Hyderabad in connection with the February 2013 Dilsukhnagar blast case after a Delhi court allowed its plea and granted the probe agency his two-day remand. Bhatkal was produced before District Judge IS Mehta after expiry of four days of...
  • War between NIA and CBI over Interpol ownership September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: A war is brewing among the premier Indian investigating agencies. The National Investigation Agency has taken on the Central Bureau of Investigation over ownership of the Interpol wing. CNN-IBN has exclusively accessed documents of how the NIA has now strongly pitched to the Central government as to why the...
  • Crime Branch gets custody of bomb blasts accused Abdul Sathar September 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: The city crime branch has taken custody of 2008 bomb blasts accused Abdul Sathar, an operative of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). Sathar, a resident of Aluva in Kerala, was lodged in Ernakulam prison in Kerala and his custody was taken from the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The...
  • NIA picks up father of terror suspect Md Tehseen Akhtar September 2, 2013

    Samastipur: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Monday picked up the father of fugitive terror suspect Md Tehseen Akhtar, alias Monu, from Maniyarpur in Bihar's Samastipur district for questioning, police said. A six-member NIA team came to the village and went straight to the house of Md Wasim Akhtar, Monu's...
  • Bodh Gaya blasts probe to be speeded up August 30, 2013

    Patna: National Investigation Agency (NIA) chief Sharad Kumar has directed that the probe into the blasts at Bodh Gaya's Mahabodhi temple be speeded up after no headway was made even 50 days after the incident, a police officer said Friday. Sharad Kumar, who visited the temple Thursday and met top officials...
  • Mahabodhi temple blasts: NIA picks up 2 suspects from Darbhanga August 18, 2013

    Patna: The National Investigation Agency has picked up two suspects in connection with the July 7 serial blasts at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya. The suspects have been held from Darbhanga in Bihar and taken for interrogation. On Wednesday, the NIA had arrested a Hindu priest, Arup Brahmachari. "The NIA...