People who fund terror fear NIA, says Rajnath Singh

New India by 2022: Solution to Kashmir problem before that, vows Govt

Claiming that National Investigation Agency (NIA) has broken the backbone of naxalism, terrorism and extremism Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that prosecution of NIA is 95 per cent - one of the best in the world. He also said that, hailing from an area (eastern UP) that shares its border with Nepal, he was concerned that an open border could be misused for an inflow of the fake currency into the Indian market, thus affecting its economy and possibly posing a threat to national security.

"You have seen the role of the NIA in Jammu and Kashmir, where incidents of stone throwing have come down".

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath suggested holding of a meeting, every six month, between the NIA and state agencies.

"NIA is investigating cases of terror funding and it is doing a great job here".

"If sources of terror funding are finished, terrorism can be defeated", he added, addressing a gathering after inaugurating the Lucknow office and residential complex of the agency. Singh said, "Without better coordination, there can be no success".

The Chief Minister said that the launch of the office "represents the government's commitment towards the development of India, which inspires (all) to do quality work in a time bound manner".

Stressing that UP will provide all assistance to NIA, Yogi said there is a need for technology improvement besides the security agencies should be hi-tech to counter the insurgency and terrorism as these forces are trying to gain ground in some parts of the country.

Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday commended the National Investigation Agency for its work to tackle terrorism in the country. Singh was speaking at the inauguration of the NIA's office and residential complex in Lucknow.

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