NIA arrests 3 under 'Operation Dhvast' against terrorist-gangster-narco nexus
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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has recently arrested three people under 'Operation Dhvast' against the terrorist-gangster-drug-trafficker nexus.
An overview of the news
Following its searches at 129 locations in eight states, the NIA has detained one person each from Moga (Punjab), Bhiwani (Haryana) and North-East district (Delhi).
According to the NIA, the investigation of these cases pertains to conspiracies related to targeted killings, terror financing of pro-Khalistan organisations, extortion and other such criminal activities.
About National Investigation Agency (NIA)
Its real name is National Investigation Agency, commonly known as National Investigation Agency. It was constituted under the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008.
Realizing the need for a central agency to investigate terrorism and some other criminal acts after the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, the NIA was formed.
It acts as the central counter-terrorism law enforcement agency.
The cases are assigned to the NIA by the Central Government in accordance with Section VI of the NIA Act, 2008.
It is headquartered in New Delhi and has branches in Hyderabad, Guwahati, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Kolkata, Raipur and Jammu.
The founding director general of NIA was Radha Vinod Raju.
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