NIA arrests 3 under 'Operation Dhvast' against terrorist-gangster-narco nexus

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National-Investigation-Agency-(NIA)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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